CLIFFORD WEST (AMERICAN B. 1916), TEMPERA ON CANVAS ON BOARD, C. 1941, H 13', L 7', "PRESSING OF THE GRAPES"
A tempera on panel titled "Pressing of the Grapes" by listed American artist Clifford Bateman West. This piece hung in the Dining Room of the Engineering unit of the Horace H. Rackham Education Memorial Building. This piece depicts a modernist rendering of rural peasant life. Artist's signature and date to the lower center edge. About this painting, Clifford West said: "This painting is a pictorial presentation of the three such attitudes in relation to the simple and well-known natural miracle of 'becoming'."