Steel Strike

Description (Brief):

Louise Miller Boyer (1890-1976) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With inspiration from her parents who were both music artists, she studied painting and design at what is now the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Description (Brief)

Boyer met and married her architect husband Ernest W. Boyer (1884-1949) at their alma mater. Their child Helen King Boyer (1919-2012) shared their interest in art and particularly printmaking.

Description (Brief)

Louise with her daughter and husband began working in the medium in the 1930s. They worked regularly with anodized aluminum printing plates, a product of local manufacture from the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa), which included a surface that could withstand the pressure of the printing press better than zinc or copper plates.

Description (Brief)

Although the family moved to Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Missouri, Pittsburgh was their main subject of interest, with its industrial-rich scenery, and smoke-filled environment.

Description (Brief)

This drypoint print titled "Steel Strike" by Louis M. Boyer was produced posthumously by daughter, Helen King Boyer, in 1977.

Maker: Boyer, Louise MIllerBoyer, Helen King

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1984.0338.093Accession Number: 1984.0338Catalog Number: 1984.0338.093

Object Name: print

Measurements: overall: 21.4 cm x 13.5 cm; 8 7/16 in x 5 5/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1391717

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