Riverside, Cal. by Albert Abramovitz

Riverside, Cal. by Albert Abramovitz

Riverside, Cal.

Albert Abramovitz

Title

Riverside, Cal.

 
Artist
Year
1937  
Technique
woodengraving 
Image Size
9 x 12" image 
Signature
unsigned 
Edition Size
under 25 
Annotations
 
Reference
University of Michigan Museum of Art, FA 14003 
Paper
very fine ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
NYC WPA Federal Art Project 
Inventory ID
MIST106 
Price
$400.00 
Description

This detailed woodengraving was done by Albert Abrmovitz in 1937 for the New York WPA Project in an edition of fewer than 25 impressions. Though done for the NY project the composition is from the West Coast.

The subject is the Victoria Bridge on Victoria Street in Riverside, California which spans the Tequesquite Arroyo. It was built in 1928, replacing a wooden streetcar bridge that had been built in 1891 to provide a link between the business and agricultual sections of the city. The bridge connected the agricultural land, primarily citrus groves, with the packing houses and railroads in the city.

The bridge is reinforced concrete with concrete arches, piers, light standards and balustrades and was designed for vehicular traffic. It was designed by R.V. Leeson of Los Angeles and is a Riverside Historical Landmark.