“Industrial Area (Little Falls Series),” by Edward Christiana (1912-1992), is an oil on canvas from 1962, measuring 30 by 38 inches. The paintings is signed and dated on the recto as well as the verso. The scene depicts an industrial aren near the village of Little Falls, NY.
Christiana graduated from Pratt Institute in 1933, and studied further at School of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute (Utica, NY). He served on the staff at MWPI from 1943 until the 1970s, after which time he and his wife traveled the US and Canada, painting. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, and elsewhere. His artwork can be found in the collections at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute of Art, Currier Gallery of Art (Manchester, NH), International Business Machines, Albany Institute of History and Art, amongst other public and private collections.