Charles Surendorf
(American, 1906-1979)

The Jungle, 1939, woodengraving, edition of 13, signed and titled by the artist. Federal Art Project, California, WPA print.
Surendorf captures the plight of three Depression Era men at nighttime as they try to warm themselves by a small campfire at the side of railroad tracks. The artist's title of the work conveys the desperation of men during the time period who took to "riding the rails" in search of jobs.


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