This is a small but powerful, classic work of the 1930's, a view of two men and a woman waiting----appropriately titled, apparently by the artist, on the reverse backing, "Waiting Room". Unframed, presently with just a mat, the piece itself measures 7 3/4" by 10 1/4". The artist is ALBERT ABRAMOVITZ (1879-1963). Abramovitz was born in Riga, Latvia. He received art training at the Imperial Art School of Odessa, Russia, then went on to further study at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris. By 1911 he was a Salon member, and also a member of the Salon d'Automne. In 1911 he received medals for his work. Five years later Abramovitz was in New York, where he had his first solo US show in 1921. A mere six years later he had moved on to Los Angeles, before finally returning to Brooklyn in the early 1930's. Abramovitz's early works feature continental subject matter. Later works, many of them wood engravings, deal with social commentary. This watercolor stands with the best of its kind from that decade. There is a prevailing Hopperesque feeling of loneliness, and pathos. Condition is excellent; hinged at upper corners, not laid down.
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