Bernard Gussow, Pastel Portrait of Jewish Man, Judaica

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Bernard Gussow, Pastel Portrait of Jewish Man, Judaica

Bernard Gussow, Pastel Portrait of Jewish Man, Judaica
Bernard Gussow, Pastel Portrait of Jewish Man, Judaica. Description: Artist: Bernard Gussow. General Description: Color pastel drawing on paper of head of elderly bearded Jewish man wearing a skullcap in profile. Signature Description: Signed B Gussow in crayon at lower right corner. Drawing Size: 9″ x 12″. Frame Size: 15.5″ x 22″. Frame Description: light gray mat over drawing, cardboard backing, painted wood frame, under glass. Condition: Drawing is in Fine condition. Mat is in Very Good+ condition Minor spotting or discoloration. Frame is in Very Good- condition (Some abrasion and occasional small paint chips,) Artist’s Biography. Bernard Gussow (1881 – 1957) was a Russian-born American modernist painter and lithographer who was educated at the City College of New York, trained at both the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design, and he also studied under Bonnat at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He exhibited two works at the landmark Armory Show in 1913 (Movement and Figures). Gussow exhibited regularly at the Society of Independent Artists between 1917 and 1934 and at Salons of America in the 1930s. Gussow was one of the three artists (his friend, Jacob Epstein was also one of the three) described by Hutchins Hapgood in his “The Spirit of the Ghetto”, who started out as “Ghetto Artists” at the Lower East Side and became part of the mainstream of American art. By the mid 1930s Gussow stopped exhibiting but was as regular as clockwork up until then. By that time, he had moved from abstract compositions to recognizable urban subjects. The Whitney Museum of American Art, for example, has his Subway Stairs. The Barnes Foundation and the Museum of Modern Art also have his paintings. Gussow even participated in the Federal Art Project, contributing a post office mural (Recreation Hours) in East Rochester, NY Gussow was a member of: AEA, American Artists Congress and the Art League of America. Exhibitions: Armory Show of 1913 in NYC; S. From 1912, Gussow taught at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts. Check our other auctions and store listings for additional unusual items. We understand that this requirement may be a problem to some of our customers and we will do our best to accommodate their needs. The item “Bernard Gussow, Pastel Portrait of Jewish Man, Judaica” is in sale since Friday, January 31, 2014. This item is in the category “Art\Art Drawings”. The seller is “henryt” and is located in Highland Park, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed?: Signed
  • Medium: Pastel
  • Subject: Ethnic
  • Style: Modernism
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 14″)
  • Date of Creation: 1900-1949
  • Region of Origin: US

Bernard Gussow, Pastel Portrait of Jewish Man, Judaica