Sam Ostrowsky (Russian/American,1886-1946) “Japanese Gardens, Jackson Park, Chicago”, Circa 1930’s, oil painting on artist’s board. Signed lower left “S. Ostrowsky”. Framed in more recent wood frame which is a poor match. Measures 20in x 16in framed and 15.5in x 11.5in sight. Condition: top coat varnish is slightly darkened with age, otherwise excellent vintage condition. Ostrowsky graduated from the Chicago Art Institute with honors in 1913. He was was active in both America and Paris in the 1930s and 1940s Trips to France between 1925 and 1928 brought the artist into a circle artists that included Marc Chagall and Chaim Soutine. In the late 1930s, Ostrowsky participated in the Salon d’Automne and Salon des Tuilleries exhibitions. Ostrowsky returned to the United States and settled in Chicago. He was an illustrator for"Esquire" magazine. His work was also exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Moscow and the Art Institute of Chicago.
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