Acetylene Welders

Here we again see women at work in heavy industry, as acetylene welders, in the Efforts and Ideals 'Building Aircraft' series. Focused on the task in hand, despite the dangerous flying sparks and unpleasant fumes, they are producing the parts that will be assembled to create new aircraft. The women's work is shown as integral to the war effort at a time when many of the men were away. The Futurist style of this work seems appropriate to the theme of industrial mass-production.

Details

  • Title

    Acetylene Welders

  • Artist/maker

    Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889 - 1946) (printmaker)
  • Associated place

    Europe (place of creation)
  • Date

    1917
  • Material and technique

    lithograph

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    image 40.3 x 29.9 cm (height x width)
    sheet 47.6 x 37.7 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by the Ministry of Information, 1919.

  • Museum location

    Western Art Print Room

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA1919.31.39

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