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Oil on canvas, 26.5" x 32.5" framed
Waldo Midgley spent much of his artistic career in New York City, where he joined the Ashcan artistic group, a movement of artists portraying daily life in the big city, unafraid of gritty, working-class subject matter. His painting of the then-brand-new Empire State Building was displayed with high praise in Salt Lake. The Deseret News wrote of it: “Mr. Midgley's painting Empire State Building smites one right between the eyes... Mr. Midgley cannot only paint dramatically... [but] his art can interpret the prosaic, the lyric, the poetic sides of life just as well.”