Railway Station, about 1935

Mabel Dwight
American, 1876-1955
Railway Station, about 1935

Trained in the US and Europe during the early twentieth century, from the 1920s onward, Dwight focused on the people and built environments of American cities and towns, becoming famous for her lithographs of New York City life. Dwight's seemingly mundane subject matter, always rendered with energy and understanding, included working-class New Yorkers enjoying Coney Island, shopping at department stores, and riding the subway. In Railway Station, a classic nineteenth-century train station clashes with telephone wires looming above and a modern automobile in the foreground, demonstrating the juxtaposition of new and old that were so much a part of American life.

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  • Date: 1935