About the Object
This photograph, taken in the Curtiss-Wright Aircraft Plant in Buffalo, New York, features the factory ceiling, lights, and skylights. The bright light from the lights and skylights is contrasted by the dark underside of the rafters.
In December 1944, Crawford received a commission from Burton Tremaine, president and chairman of the Miller Lighting Company, to commemorate the installation of nine miles of continuous fluorescent lighting in the Curtiss-Wright Aircraft Plant in Buffalo, New York. Crawford was given special permission to photograph inside the plant, taking a least a dozen pictures and creating dozens of drawings, resulting in at least 11 related paintings.
By descent to the Artist’s son, John C. Crawford, New York;