William Meyerowitz "Portrait of the Artist's Sister" Oil on Canvas
A versatile modernist painter he painted a variety of subjects from portraits to still lifes to land and sea scapes. Throughout the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, Meyerowitz exhibited regularly across the country. Between 1930 and 1945, Meyerowitz taught art at several settlement houses in New York and at the Modern School of Self Expression. He was introduced to the artists' colony of Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he and his wife and biographer, Theresa Berstein Meyerowitz, became permanent fixtures of the summer art scene for over six decades. They became friends with many of the other artists who summered in Gloucester and the surrounding area including Childe Hassam and John Sloan.
As a portraitist he painted the likenesses of notables such as Albert Einstein and he was an innovator in color-etching techniques. He belonged to numerous organizations including the Audubon Society of artists where he was director from 1960 to 1967, as well as the Rockport Art Association and was a founder of North Shore at Gloucester Art Association. He devoted his entire life to painting and etching and sought artistic attainment instead of acclaim.
Framed signed 'Meyerowitz' lower right Portrait of the Artist's Sister oil on canvas 24" x 20"
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