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Hudson Bridge

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Hudson Bridge

Artist: Louis Lozowick (American, 1892 - 1973)

Date: 1929
Medium: Lithograph on paper
Overall: 15 13/16 x 11 1/2in. (40.2 x 29.2cm)
Image: 14 3/8 x 8 11/16in. (36.5 x 22.1cm)
Signed: l.r.: 'Louis Lozowick '29' and 'L L' Edward W. Root No. AP 105 Written l.l. corner of sheet: 'Hudson Bridge' Written l.r. corner of sheet: '15.' Watermark: BFK.
Credit Line: Gift of Edward W. Root
Object number: 53.336
Label Text
Louis Lozowick and Howard Cook were two of many artists who were in thrall of the George Washington Bridge (GWB), an engineering marvel when it opened in 1931 and an aesthetic marvel still. At the time, the Bridge—at 3500 feet—was twice as long as any existing suspension bridge.

When Lozowick created his image, the Bridge’s towers were in place but the span and roadbed had not yet been built. Lozowick placed the impressive structure within the context of other means of modern transportation, the locomotive and airplane. Train and plane here, though, seem dwarfed in comparison.

Mary E. Murray
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

© Estate of Louis Lozowick