Works of Art About the Art of Work

Cincinnati Enquirer Columnist Cliff Radel, with the help of 2,809 readers, has solved an 80-year mystery: who were the 35 workers depicted in the Depression Era, Union Terminal mosaic murals by artist Weinold Reiss? Cliff’s painstaking journalistic detective work has put names to the workers. The murals are monumental works of art about the art of work. During the Great Depression when Cincinnati’s unemployment rate was 30%, Reiss created inspiring tributes to workers and work itself. By putting names to the artwork’s faces, Cliff Radel has, through his art of journalism, completed that tribute. Read more about it at And how about congratulating Cliff at