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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.
Artist/makerChristopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889 - 1946) (printmaker)
Material and technique
Dimensionsimage 40.3 x 29.9 cm (height x width)
sheet 47.6 x 37.7 cm (height x width)
No. of items
Presented by the Ministry of Information, 1919.
Western Art Print Room
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