A strongly rendered, machine age/industrial revolution inspired modernist 1935 oil painting by Thomas Tyrone Comfort, used as the cover for The Los Angeles Herald-Express; Oct.19, 1936. Comfort worked as an art deco-era muralist and illustrator. His work evokes the spirit of the WPA movement, his brilliant career was cut short in 1939 when the artist passed away at the young age of 30.
Born in Port Huron, Michigan, Thomas Tyrone Comfort (1909-1939) studied art with Walter Barron Currier and Leo Katz. His work hangs in the White House and the work pictured below is part of The Smithsonian Institutes permanent collection. He also did a mural for the State Board of Business Education in San Diego.