Construction Work, Moscow

Construction Work, Moscow
1879-1963, Latvian/American

A remarkable original linocut, image size 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed and titled. Albert Abramovitz was known for his dramatic images with sharp social commentary, many portraying the hardships of daily life for working class people in both America and Russia. Born in Latvia, Abramovitz studied at the Imperial Art School in Odessa and the Grande Chaumiere in Paris. While in Paris he was a member and juror of the Paris Salon, and won the Grand Prize at the Universal Exposition in Rome and Turin, Italy. In the 1920s Abramovitz emigrated to America, first the west coast then settled in New York City where he lived for the rest of his life. He created a number of prints for the WPA, and his work was included in exhibitions by the Union of American Artists, the American Artist's Congress, the ACA Gallery and the National Academy of Design.

Painting

Barn in Winter Field

Barn in Winter Field
1924-2008, American

Watercolor by American artist Lowell Ellsworth Smith. Signed in the lower right and dated 1964. Painting measures 10 7/8 x 23 inches on heavy weight watercolor paper. Lowell Ellsworth Smith was born in Canton, Ohio in 1924. He attended Miami University in Ohio (BFA) and graduated from Famous Artists Schools in Westport, Connecticut. This painting truly captures the luminosity of the winter sky, the long blue shadows, and the detail of the long grass in the half-melted field in the foreground.

Drawing

Cypress Tree

Cypress Tree

Watercolor on chine colle. Image measures 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches in a 16 1/2 x 14 3/4 inch ornate gold frame. Unsigned.