E. L. Wiegand Work Ethic in American Art Collection

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.

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Grandma Moses, Watering the Horses, 1949, Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by the E.L. Wiegand Foundation. Lovell Birge Harrison, The Loggers, 1892, Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by E.L Wiegand Foundation. Moses Soyer, Alone in the Studio, not dated, Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by E.L. Wiegand Foundation. Elsie Palmer Payne, Sheep Dipping Time, circa 1930s, Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by the E.L. Wiegand Foundation. Louis Aston Knight, Skyscrapers, 1930, Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by E.L Wiegand Foundation