Charles Putnam Safford Fetching Water Charcoal and Ink on Paper P1128

It can hardly be called a farm, this collection of shacks (and an outhouse), but it’s a living, and a place to live. The poverty of the surroundings in no way dims the resilience of spirit emanating from the figure of the man. Charlie Safford’s combination of humor and observation set a tone among young progressive artists of the Bay area of the 30s 40s and 50s that was miles away from the sanctimonious or the tragic, and all the more effective as socially engaged art. Framed, 17w x 14.5h.

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