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Dawn of a New Light

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Howard Chandler Christy

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Dawn of a New Light is a large-scale oil-on-canvas painting depicting three stages in the life of Thomas Edison. Edison (1847-1931), was born in Ohio, and lived in several other states throughout his life. The painting shows a mature Edison seated at a desk with papers, letters and notes. On... Read more

Dawn of a New Light is a large-scale oil-on-canvas painting depicting three stages in the life of Thomas Edison. Edison (1847-1931), was born in Ohio, and lived in several other states throughout his life. The painting shows a mature Edison seated at a desk with papers, letters and notes. On one side is the home in Milan, Ohio, where he was born. Below that is a young Edison selling newspapers. Behind the central figure to the right is Edison as inventor in his mid-years. On his desk is an Ediphone and a phonograph, two of his inventions.

Dates

Made: 1950

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1 Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Franklin County
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Oil on canvas

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Length: 12'
Height: 9'

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