emurray

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  1. Thank you very much indeed. In fact there are many similarities between this mural by Dean Cornwell and Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry". I have not been able as of yet to establish a relation between both artists but Cornwell studied at Detroit Institute of Arts and left to New York before Rivera's arrival to prepare for his commission. I though it was a Chevrolet because Cornwell was involved with GM and received commissions from them. The comparison of both works is indeed very interesting.
  2. The illustrator and artist Dean Cornwell (1892-1960) painted the four sections of a mural at the International Labor Office (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The mural was donated to the ILO by the American Federation of Labor, and includes an amazing representation of different manual and other jobs in the USA. Cornwell started his ILO murals in 1938, but World War II meant he did not finisth them until 1955. One of the section includes workers in a car assembly line with part of a yellow car, as well as another worker on an engine. The detail can be viewed in the brochure published at http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/booksp_e/wto_building08_e.pdf (page 25). Does anyone know the maker and model of this car? Thank you very much indeed. E. Murray Geneva, Switzerland <!--EndFragment-->