Abraham Walkowitz, ‘Coney Island Cityscape’, 1914, Doyle
Abraham Walkowitz, ‘Coney Island Cityscape’, 1914, Doyle

Signature: Inscribed #48 and titled on the verso

Salt Lake City, UT, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Abraham Walkowitz Retrospective, Oct. 27 - Dec. 1, 1974, traveling exhibition: Wichita, KS, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Abraham Walkowitz Retrospective, May 7 - Jun. 29, 1975
New York, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, The Eye of Stieglitz, 1978

Zabriskie Gallery, New York
Property from a New York Corporate Collection

About Abraham Walkowitz

Early modernist Abraham Walkowitz is best known for his watercolor scenes of simplified figures in contemporary settings like city streets and beaches. In 1906 he traveled to Paris to enroll at the Académie Julian, where he studied developments such as Cubism and the spiritual expressions of Wassily Kandinsky. At the studio of Auguste Rodin he encountered the free-form style of dancer Isadora Duncan, who would become a frequent subject of his work and an inspiration for his movement studies. The kinetic energy captured in these works can also been seen in the cityscapes and abstractions he created upon returning to New York, where he joined photographer Alfred Stieglitz’s avant-garde 291 Gallery and was a part of the ground-breaking 1913 Armory Show.

American (Russian b.), 1878-1965, Tyumen, Russia, based in New York, New York