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Ralston Crawford

Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa.

1936–37

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What do you notice first about this scene? 

How would you describe it?

What type of building do you think this might be? 

What do you think could happen inside it? Why? 

What details has the artist included? 

What do you think he might have left out?

Ralston Crawford, Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa., 1936–37  37.10  
Ralston Crawford, Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa., 1936–37. Oil on canvas, 32 × 40 in. (81.3 x 101.6 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase  37.10  On view For Teachers