The Work Ethic Collection was founded with a generous gift to support acquisitions around the theme of the work ethic in American art. The collection includes paintings that depict laborers, work environments, and workers at rest. Highlights of this collection include works by Carl Oscar Borg, Lorser Feitelson, Lovell Birge Harrison, Helen Lundeberg, Guy Pene du Bois, Elsie Palmer Payne, Jacob Getlar Smith, and Moses Soyer.
E. L. Wiegand Work Ethic in American Art Collection
IMAGE 1: Grandma Moses, Watering the Horses, 1949. Tempera on masonite, 20 in. x 24 inches. IMAGE 2: Rutherford Boyd, In the Pantry, Boydsnest, 1924-1928, Watercolor on paper, 22 3/8 x 28 inches. IMAGE 3: Lovell Birge Harrison, The Loggers, 1892, Oil on canvas, 22 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches. IMAGE 4: Louis Aston Knight, Skyscrapers, 1930, Oil on canvas, 31 1/4 x 25 inches. IMAGE 5: Elsie Palmer Payne, Sheep Dipping Time, circa 1930s, Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 inches. IMAGE 6: Hugo Robus, Steam Shovel, 1920, Oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches. ALL IMAGES: Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, E. L. Wiegand Work Ethic in American Art Collection, Purchased with funds provided by E. L. Wiegand Foundation.