160: Moskowitz Ira (polish Born 1912-1985)
Moskowitz Ira (Polish born 1912-1985) Hand-colored etching
Ira Moskowitz (1912-1985) was born in Poland and came to New York at the age of sixteen. Within a year he received a scholarship to study at the Art Students' League under such well known instructors as John Sloan and Harry Wickey. Moskowitz's first paintings, etchings and lithographs were exhibited in New York in the early 1930's. Throughout the 1940's Moskowitz lived in the American Southwest and became a prominent member of the Santa Fe Group of Artists. His original prints and paintings of Navajo life and customs gained for him a strong national reputation.
Ira Moskowitz returned to live in New York after 1947 and continued to produce remarkable works of art. Today his etchings, lithographs and paintings are included in many major collections in Europe, the United States and Israel. These include the Library of Congress, Washington DC, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.
Religion and Jewish culture played a vital role in Moskowitz's art. From 1967 through 1969 Moskowitz was a frequent visitor to Israel and had several solo exhibitions there at the Haifa Museum of Modern Art. This fine etching, like much of his work from this period, depicts aspects of Israeli life and religion. Every impression was extensively hand coloured by the artist making each etching a unique work of art.
Unit Dimensions: 14.75"x17.5"