by Michael J. Gallagher, c. 1937
Etching and Aquatint
8 1/4 x 11 inches
Philadelphia Graphic Arts Division
WPA Arts Project

Michael J. Gallagher 1898-1968
About my grandfather: "Noted for scenes of the city life and the Pennsylvania coal mining region, Michael J. Gallagher was director of the Philadelphia Works Progress Administration’s Printmaking Workshop. There, with Dox Thrash and Hugh Mesibov, he was instrumental in the development of a new intaglio process, the carborundum print. Work by Michael J. Gallagher is in the permanent collections the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Dc, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Public Library, the Everhart Museum, Scranton, and Princeton University, Museum, New Jersey."
From Susan Teller Gallery

Coal Mining Prints Portfolio on Flickr

Prints Available for Purchase
Susan Teller Gallery

Michael Gallagher Biography

Online Exhibtion
Labor Day: WPA Paintings from the Great Depression

Metropolitan Museum of Art Print Collection, New York, NY
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Philadelphia Museum of Art Print and Drawing Collection
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Baltimore Museum of Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Feldacker Labor Art Collection, Saint Louis, MO
The Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Indiana State University Art Museum WPA Collection, IN

Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA

WMAA: Homage to American Workers
American Scenes: WPA-Era Prints from the 1930s and 40s
Carborundum Print Development
Connecticut Post
Eric Shruers, Art Historian
The Hour
History of the Carbograph/Dox Thrash
The Mning Project
New Deal Daily
Art of the Print
Art Fix Daily
Teller Blog
International Fine Print Dealers Association
Teaching tool: National Gallery of Art Video