Express Stop

Douglas Gorsline1948

Reading Public Museum

Reading Public Museum

An astute recorder of the American scene, especially the urban environment, Gorsline studied at Yale University and the Art Students League in New York. Deeply influenced by Kenneth Hayes Miller and John Sloan, the artist preferred to record scenes from the world around him. In this instance, passengers waiting for the train on the subway platform interact as a result of chance: a man reads over the shoulder of a fashionable woman holding a newspaper, who leans against the station I-beam.

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  • Title: Express Stop
  • Creator: Douglas Gorsline
  • Date Created: 1948
  • Physical Dimensions: 6.5"h x 5.875"w
  • Type: work on paper
  • Medium: etching
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: Gift, Edwin DeTurck Bechtel in memory of Dr. Levi W. Mengel
  • Creator Death Date: 1985
  • Creator Birth Date: 1913