Oil painting on canvas
The canvas was sewn by the artist 6.6" from the bottom( photo #4)
Size : 36" x 30"
The painting is in good condition
The measurement with the frame is 37" x 31"
This painting is directly out the Joseph Pollet Estate in nearby Woodstock New York .They were in his home now owned by his grand daughter.
Joseph Pollet was an important member of the Woodstock Art Colony. He emigrated to NYC in 1911 from Albbruck, Germany (born in 1897) and at age 21 had a promising career as an advertising copywriter. While working, he studied painting and his landscapes were immediately successful in NYC galleries. He studied at the Art Student's League with John Sloan, Robert Henri, and Homer Boss. From 1954-61, he lived in Paris and Italy. In 1971 , a fire destroyed 100-150 paintings of his paintings in his Greenwich Village studio.
Pollet exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Chicago Art Institute, MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, Pennsylvania Academy, Los Angeles County Museum, and Carnegie International.
Mr. Pollet's works are owned by the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Newark Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and others. During the 1920's and later, he had one‐man shows at the Whitney, the Downtown Gallery, the Julien Levy Gallery and the Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, where he had three such exhibitions in the 1960's. Pollet was also part of two exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in the 1930s.
The artist was noted for his landscapes and portraits, but he was very much a painter who defied permanent categorization. A critic who reviewed an exhibition of Pollet painting in 1990 wrote in The New York Times, “Pollet has gone through some rather strange fluxes since the days when his vigorous impasto style admitted direct indebtedness to Vincent Van Gogh.”
Mr. Pollet studied under John Sloan at the Art Students League. He received an honorable mention in the Carnegie International Exhibition in 1929 and won a Guggenheim scholarship in 1931.
Joseph Pollet New York Woodstock Social Realist Oil Painting, ca 1940