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Biel:Gurr 1929.jpg
Joseph Biel (1891-1943) was a Jewish immigrant who had witness the pogroms of Bialystock, Russia; Lena Gurr (1897-1992), born in New York, was the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants. Both were painters committed to social justice who appear to…

Grambs--Warehouse, East River.jpg
A faceless laborer lifts what appears to be bales of cotton--presumably one of many for New York's textile and garment industries. The etching's dark, cross-hatched interior contrasts with a view of docks, tugboat, and buildings seen through the…

HarrisLouis - 01.jpg
A table, whose covering appears to have been folded back, becomes the space for an arrangement of flowers in a vase and a beaded necklace in a ceramic dish. Cool blues, grays, and burgundys predominate.The flat picture plane, absence of background…

Polowetski--Bennett Portrait.jpg
Promotional photo shows Federal Art Project painter in his studio putting the final touches on his portrait of Floyd Bennett, created for a new airfield near Brooklyn named after the aviation pioneer. A World War I pilot, Bennett was best known for…

CPatterson.jpg
Artist best known for his landscape paintings is shown here at about age 28, in a yearbook photo from Monmouth College, IL. At the time Patterson was an "instructor of water color and drawing." He went on to teach at many other colleges to help…

SwisherAlan - May Flowers.JPG
A table is the support for a grecian looking vase containing flowers including carnations, daisies, irises, lilies, and babies breath. These colorful flowers stick out against a dull brown background. Some of the flowers are noticeably droopy and the…

StefanoBerthe - Anenomes.JPG
A table, whose covering appears to have been warped, becomes the space for an arrangement of anemones in a copper vase suspended by a thin spiraled black steel stand. An ashtray accompanies the flowers on the table, standing in the foreground. Cool…

SpurbeckJohn - Central Park.JPG
The painting captures NYC’s Central Park on a shadowy afternoon. Cool purples, blues, and greens make up the majority of the image. Trees, bushes, and greenery blend into buildings and cares that make up the city skyline in the background, producing…

WeinElsie - Girl with Tulips.JPG
A pale-skinned young woman with blue eyes and brown hair, wearing a blue day dress, lifts a single red tulip stem from a vase of five red tulips. Mirroring the dark brown background, a round, wooden table is the stable platform for the two-handled…

TerrellElizabeth - Local Stop.JPG
A local town is represented as a train stop, hinted at beyond a hill. It appears to be either fall or the middle of a drought, as the colors used are warm—mostly reds, oranges, and yellows—with the corn and surrounding vegetation brown and yellow.…
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