Art: The Alternative Tradition

A Metal Pourer, 1948, by Noel Counihan

A Metal Pourer by Noel Counihan
1948 Screenprint
© 2001 Patricia Counihan.
Not to be reproduced without written permission

In this 1948 screenprint, A Metal Pourer, Noel Counihan celebrates the creation of wealth by the hands-on work of those who actually make, and grow, and build and provide the goods and services from which wealth is derived. But in a series of linocuts the previous year, Counihan had revealed the price often paid in the process --