Sheer Beauty

Random Musings

Jara Henry Valenta was a Czech-born American artist who made his way to New York City in 1934. Here he painted this scene of a lonely East River power generating station, with New York Hospital and the Queensboro Bridge in the background. His waterfront—we’re on the Manhattan Brooklyn side—feels stark and remote. Off to the […]

via Silence and stillness of the 1930s East River — Ephemeral New York

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