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A major proponent of Modernism, Walkowitz worked in New York City and became acquainted with renowned photographer and gallerist Alfred Stieglitz. At the end of the first decade of the 20th century, Walkowitz exhibited at Stieglitz’s influential 291 Gallery.

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated lower left: A. WALKOWITZ / 1908
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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.

Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2021
Drawing InspirationForum Gallery
2020
First Impressions: New Work and New AcquisitionsForum Gallery
2015
Gallery SelectionsHollis Taggart
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New York, 1908

Watercolor, pencil, and ink on paper
9 7/8 × 8 3/4 in
25.1 × 22.2 cm
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$14,500
Location
New York
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A major proponent of Modernism, Walkowitz worked in New York City and became acquainted with …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated lower left: A. WALKOWITZ / 1908
Frame
Included

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.

Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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