Completed in 1902, the Flatiron Building became a sensation almost immediately. It acquired its familiar nickname due to its resemblance to the household pressing irons of the period. Many celebrated artists have depicted the iconic structure in paintings, prints, and photographs. Our poster reproduction shows The Flatiron Building, an oil painting on canvas in The Met collection that artist Samuel Halpert (American, 1884-1930) created in 1919. Halpert painted New York City frequently.