“Lower Manhattan” by Louis Lozowick Will Be Exhibited To The Public For The Very First Time

Elie Hirschfeld Private Art Collection  Lower Manhattan, 1932, by Louis Lozowick

Lower Manhattan, 1932, Oil on canvas, by Louis Lozowick (1892-1973);

I am excited to share with you that an artwork in my collection will be exhibited to the public for the very first time this fall.

Lower Manhattan, 1932, Oil on canvas, by Louis Lozowick (1892-1973) is a vision of the New York City Harbor in the early part of the last century.  It was created by Louis Lozowick in 1936 as a preliminary design for the two-story high mural that currently exists in the main floor rotunda in the New York City General Post Office (opposite Pennsylvania Station).  Lozowick was devoted to the lithography medium and carried on a continuing study of industrial and urban America that included skylines, bridges or machinery.  He also dealt extensively with the lives of people living and working in twentieth century environments.

I like his work because it is an excellent example of Lozowick’s precisionist style which was admired and emulated by other artists working in this deco style period.  During that Depression period, the Government Works Project Administration supported Lozowick and other artists by hiring them and placing their work at government buildings.  This is an excellent depiction of the WPA in a NYC scene.

I am excited to share this beautiful painting with fellow New Yorkers.  The art exhibit is scheduled to open at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers this fall and travel to The Norton Museum in Palm Beach next winter.” The exhibit will include work by Georgia O’Keeffe, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Robert Henri, William Glackens, and George Luks from the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Newark Museum of Art  and The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts and The High Museum among others.

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