Mid-Century American Still Life Oil Painting Harry Shoulberg 1903-1995
This large and important painting was done by a well listed New York artist Harry Shoulberg (1903-1995). This oil on canvas measures 36 inches by 24 inches (not counting the frame). It is in a general good condition, but there is a just over and inch tear on the left side (please see pictures). Signed on the lower right side (along the table edge).
Harry Shoulberg (1903 – 1995) was an American expressionist painter. Harry Shoulberg was born October 25, 1903, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, Max Shoulberg, was the fourth of twenty children and the first to be born in America. His mother was Tessie Derfler, a New Yorker of German descent. Harry Shoulberg grew up in New York, married Sylvia Hendler in 1931, and had one child, Ted. Harry Shoulberg died April 15, 1995, in New York City. Harry Shoulberg attended City College of New York where he studied biochemical engineering for three years before switching to fine arts in his last year. He continued his art education at the John Reed School, 1934–1935; the American Artists School, 1935–1937; and then privately at the studios of artists Sol Wilson, 1894–1974, and Carl Holty, 1900-1973.
1943: Artists Associates, New York City, "Art for Bonds:" 1st prize; 1948: Milwaukee Art Museum, Purchase Prize; 1949: National Serigraph Society, 10th Annual Exhibition, New York, Purchase Prize; 1949: American Color Print Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Florence F. Tonner Prize; 1949: Guild Hall Annual Members' Exhibition, East Hampton, Long Island, 1st prize; 1956: The Painters and Sculptors Society of New Jersey, Inc., Jane Peterson Philipp Prize; 1956: The Joe and Emily Foundation, 8th Annual Emily Lowe Competition; 1957: Silvermine Guild of Artists, Inc, Albert Kapp Award; 1961: The Brooklyn Society of Artists 1963: The Painters and Sculptors Society of New Jersey, Inc., "The Grambacher" Artist Material Co., Award; 1965: Audubon Artists, Inc., New York City: 23rd Annual, Jane Peterson Award; 1966: American Society of Contemporary Artists: 49th Annual, M.J. Kaplan Memorial Award; 1966: The Painters and Sculptors Society of New Jersey, Inc., Talens & Son Material Award;