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Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985), "Dust Storm, Oklahoma, 1936"

Gravure published by Lenswork Magazine in 2003, a postumous impression by Arthur Rothstein (American, 1915-1985) titled "Dust Storm, Oklahoma, 1936". It is 7 ¼" high x 9 ¼" wide. Unframed, it contains two blindstamps to the lower sheet.

Born in New York City in 1915, Arthur Rothstein showed an early interest in photography. While studying at Columbia University, he met economics instructor Roy Stryker, who would later establish the photographic section of the Resettlement Administration (later the Farm Security Administration) in Washington, DC. Appreciating Rothstein's technical proficiency and enthusiasm for photography, Stryker hired him in 1935 as the first staff photographer for the FSA. Praised for the directness and immediacy of his imagery, Rothstein produced notable photographic series on farming communities in the Midwestern Dust Bowl.

Estimate: $400 - $800
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