People Are My Landscape: Social Struggle in the Art of William Gropper

Introduction, Exhibition Catalogs, Peer Honors

The Artist and His Media, Cartoons, and Murals, Paintings and Prints

Magazine Illustrations

Book and Pamphlet Illustration, Caricatures

Sketches and Lithographs


The Shtetl


The Shtetl

Harkening back to his Jewish roots, Gropper published in 1970 a series of twenty-four color lithographs on Jewish village life called The Shtetl. This series was purchased with the Peter Graham Fund for Radicalism in Literature and Art. Gropper had these remarks on his artwork:

I react to life and it's a stimulant to me. It could be a phase, it could be an attitude, it could be a mood. It's broad. I'm open for any little thing, but I am of a period. I come from a sort of humanistic element. I love people and when I draw or paint, it comes out


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