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Painter, Caricaturist, b. 1889 - d. 1975

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      • Maurice Becker. Outdoor gathering. Watercolor painting. 1956. Framed under glass. Signed lower center. Sight: 10.5 x 14.5in. Overall: 17.5 x 21.5in.
        Nov. 12, 2023

        Maurice Becker. Outdoor gathering. Watercolor painting. 1956. Framed under glass. Signed lower center. Sight: 10.5 x 14.5in. Overall: 17.5 x 21.5in.

        Est: $300 - $500

        Maurice Becker. Outdoor gathering. Watercolor painting. 1956. Framed under glass. Signed lower center. Sight: 10.5 x 14.5in. Overall: 17.5 x 21.5in.

        Tremont Auctions
      • Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico (1889-1975), Paul Robeson circa 1955, watercolor on paper postcard, 3 1/4"H x 5 1/2"W
        Oct. 07, 2023

        Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico (1889-1975), Paul Robeson circa 1955, watercolor on paper postcard, 3 1/4"H x 5 1/2"W

        Est: $100 - $200

        Maurice Becker New York / Mexico, (1889-1975) Paul Robeson circa 1955 watercolor on paper postcard Signed and titled lower left. Maurice Becker, painter, political cartoonist and social reformer, was born in 1889 either in Gorky or Niznij Novgorod, in Russia. His family came to the United States in 1892, to New York City. After high school, Becker worked in a clothing factory. He studied with Ash Can School artist Robert Henri in 1908, and exhibited in the famous 1913 Armory Show in New York City when he was only twenty-four years of age. At the Armory show, Becker showed a drawing of a dog's head, sketched in charcoal on a sheet of newspaper. But he became known for black and white drawings expressing his intense feelings about what he saw as injustices in America, and with the advent of World War I, his strong anti-war position. These drawings appeared in left-wing publications like The Daily Worker, The Masses, Liberator, and New Solidarity. Becker knew artist John Sloan, who was editor of The Masses, so Sloan published drawings such as Becker's Ammunition in the June 1914 issue depicting human beings being shot from cannons. His drawing of a wounded soldier in bed being told by a nurse, "Don't be discouraged. The doctor says you'll be back on the firing line in a week," appeared in The Masses in December 1914. A pacifist belonging to the American Union Against Militarism, Becker was sentenced to twenty-five years at hard labor when the United States entered the War and Becker was drafted and refused to fight. He was released in 1919 when Woodrow Wilson declared an amnesty for conscientious objectors. Becker was a supporter of Women's Suffrage with drawings such as They Ain't Our Equals Yet! depicting gross characters of American capitalism. His Americanizing the Alien, from the January 1920 issue of New Solidarity has Uncle Sam transferring a new brain to a man with the top of his skull hinged back. Becker lived for a number of years in Mexico where he continued to produce political cartoons while emphasizing his painting. Florence, a small oil painted in 1932, is a loosely brushed, intense characterization of a young woman wearing a hat. Maurice Becker died in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1975. There are extensive bibliographical listings and books of drawings by Maurice Becker online and in the library of Michigan State University, East Lansing at http://www.lib.msu.edu/comics/rri/brri/beck.htm. Art and Politics by Richard Fitzgerald, published in 1973 by Greenwood Press, evaluates the work of Maurice Becker and four other politically oriented artists like K.R. Chamberlain, Robert Minor, John Sloan and Art Young.

        Ripley Auctions
      • Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico / Russia (1889 - 1975), Seward Park, 1912, graphite on paper, 6 3/4"H x 6"W
        Oct. 07, 2023

        Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico / Russia (1889 - 1975), Seward Park, 1912, graphite on paper, 6 3/4"H x 6"W

        Est: $200 - $300

        Maurice Becker New York / Mexico / Russia, (1889 - 1975) Seward Park, 1912 graphite on paper Signed, titled and dated lower right. Maurice Becker, painter, political cartoonist and social reformer, was born in 1889 either in Gorky or Niznij Novgorod, in Russia. His family came to the United States in 1892, to New York City. After high school, Becker worked in a clothing factory. He studied with Ash Can School artist Robert Henri in 1908, and exhibited in the famous 1913 Armory Show in New York City when he was only twenty-four years of age. At the Armory show, Becker showed a drawing of a dog's head, sketched in charcoal on a sheet of newspaper. But he became known for black and white drawings expressing his intense feelings about what he saw as injustices in America, and with the advent of World War I, his strong anti-war position. These drawings appeared in left-wing publications like The Daily Worker, The Masses, Liberator, and New Solidarity. Becker knew artist John Sloan, who was editor of The Masses, so Sloan published drawings such as Becker's Ammunition in the June 1914 issue depicting human beings being shot from cannons. His drawing of a wounded soldier in bed being told by a nurse, "Don't be discouraged. The doctor says you'll be back on the firing line in a week," appeared in The Masses in December 1914. A pacifist belonging to the American Union Against Militarism, Becker was sentenced to twenty-five years at hard labor when the United States entered the War and Becker was drafted and refused to fight. He was released in 1919 when Woodrow Wilson declared an amnesty for conscientious objectors. Becker was a supporter of Women's Suffrage with drawings such as They Ain't Our Equals Yet! depicting gross characters of American capitalism. His Americanizing the Alien, from the January 1920 issue of New Solidarity has Uncle Sam transferring a new brain to a man with the top of his skull hinged back. Becker lived for a number of years in Mexico where he continued to produce political cartoons while emphasizing his painting. Florence, a small oil painted in 1932, is a loosely brushed, intense characterization of a young woman wearing a hat. Maurice Becker died in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1975. There are extensive bibliographical listings and books of drawings by Maurice Becker online and in the library of Michigan State University, East Lansing at http://www.lib.msu.edu/comics/rri/brri/beck.htm. Art and Politics by Richard Fitzgerald, published in 1973 by Greenwood Press, evaluates the work of Maurice Becker and four other politically oriented artists like K.R. Chamberlain, Robert Minor, John Sloan and Art Young.

        Ripley Auctions
      • Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico / Russia (1889 - 1975), Seagulls, 1944, watercolor on paper, 15"H x 20"W
        Oct. 07, 2023

        Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico / Russia (1889 - 1975), Seagulls, 1944, watercolor on paper, 15"H x 20"W

        Est: $300 - $400

        Maurice Becker New York / Mexico / Russia, (1889 - 1975) Seagulls, 1944 watercolor on paper Signed and dated lower left. Maurice Becker, painter, political cartoonist and social reformer, was born in 1889 either in Gorky or Niznij Novgorod, in Russia. His family came to the United States in 1892, to New York City. After high school, Becker worked in a clothing factory. He studied with Ash Can School artist Robert Henri in 1908, and exhibited in the famous 1913 Armory Show in New York City when he was only twenty-four years of age. At the Armory show, Becker showed a drawing of a dog's head, sketched in charcoal on a sheet of newspaper. But he became known for black and white drawings expressing his intense feelings about what he saw as injustices in America, and with the advent of World War I, his strong anti-war position. These drawings appeared in left-wing publications like The Daily Worker, The Masses, Liberator, and New Solidarity. Becker knew artist John Sloan, who was editor of The Masses, so Sloan published drawings such as Becker's Ammunition in the June 1914 issue depicting human beings being shot from cannons. His drawing of a wounded soldier in bed being told by a nurse, "Don't be discouraged. The doctor says you'll be back on the firing line in a week," appeared in The Masses in December 1914. A pacifist belonging to the American Union Against Militarism, Becker was sentenced to twenty-five years at hard labor when the United States entered the War and Becker was drafted and refused to fight. He was released in 1919 when Woodrow Wilson declared an amnesty for conscientious objectors. Becker was a supporter of Women's Suffrage with drawings such as They Ain't Our Equals Yet! depicting gross characters of American capitalism. His Americanizing the Alien, from the January 1920 issue of New Solidarity has Uncle Sam transferring a new brain to a man with the top of his skull hinged back. Becker lived for a number of years in Mexico where he continued to produce political cartoons while emphasizing his painting. Florence, a small oil painted in 1932, is a loosely brushed, intense characterization of a young woman wearing a hat. Maurice Becker died in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1975. There are extensive bibliographical listings and books of drawings by Maurice Becker online and in the library of Michigan State University, East Lansing at http://www.lib.msu.edu/comics/rri/brri/beck.htm. Art and Politics by Richard Fitzgerald, published in 1973 by Greenwood Press, evaluates the work of Maurice Becker and four other politically oriented artists like K.R. Chamberlain, Robert Minor, John Sloan and Art Young.

        Ripley Auctions
      • Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico / Russia (1889 - 1975), Fair Grounds, 1931, watercolor on paper, 11 1/4"H x 15 1/2"W
        Oct. 07, 2023

        Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico / Russia (1889 - 1975), Fair Grounds, 1931, watercolor on paper, 11 1/4"H x 15 1/2"W

        Est: $300 - $400

        Maurice Becker New York / Mexico / Russia, (1889 - 1975) Fair Grounds, 1931 watercolor on paper Signed and dated lower right, titled lower left. Maurice Becker, painter, political cartoonist and social reformer, was born in 1889 either in Gorky or Niznij Novgorod, in Russia. His family came to the United States in 1892, to New York City. After high school, Becker worked in a clothing factory. He studied with Ash Can School artist Robert Henri in 1908, and exhibited in the famous 1913 Armory Show in New York City when he was only twenty-four years of age. At the Armory show, Becker showed a drawing of a dog's head, sketched in charcoal on a sheet of newspaper. But he became known for black and white drawings expressing his intense feelings about what he saw as injustices in America, and with the advent of World War I, his strong anti-war position. These drawings appeared in left-wing publications like The Daily Worker, The Masses, Liberator, and New Solidarity. Becker knew artist John Sloan, who was editor of The Masses, so Sloan published drawings such as Becker's Ammunition in the June 1914 issue depicting human beings being shot from cannons. His drawing of a wounded soldier in bed being told by a nurse, "Don't be discouraged. The doctor says you'll be back on the firing line in a week," appeared in The Masses in December 1914. A pacifist belonging to the American Union Against Militarism, Becker was sentenced to twenty-five years at hard labor when the United States entered the War and Becker was drafted and refused to fight. He was released in 1919 when Woodrow Wilson declared an amnesty for conscientious objectors. Becker was a supporter of Women's Suffrage with drawings such as They Ain't Our Equals Yet! depicting gross characters of American capitalism. His Americanizing the Alien, from the January 1920 issue of New Solidarity has Uncle Sam transferring a new brain to a man with the top of his skull hinged back. Becker lived for a number of years in Mexico where he continued to produce political cartoons while emphasizing his painting. Florence, a small oil painted in 1932, is a loosely brushed, intense characterization of a young woman wearing a hat. Maurice Becker died in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1975. There are extensive bibliographical listings and books of drawings by Maurice Becker online and in the library of Michigan State University, East Lansing at http://www.lib.msu.edu/comics/rri/brri/beck.htm. Art and Politics by Richard Fitzgerald, published in 1973 by Greenwood Press, evaluates the work of Maurice Becker and four other politically oriented artists like K.R. Chamberlain, Robert Minor, John Sloan and Art Young.

        Ripley Auctions
      • Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American
        Oct. 06, 2023

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American

        Est: $300 - $500

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) ; oil on artistboard ; framed ; dimensions 41 x 31 cm (16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.) ; signed lower left corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $160 , National post with tracking service $80 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $100 , National post with tracking service $40

        Art-Torg
      • MAURICE BECKER The Cove.
        Sep. 21, 2023

        MAURICE BECKER The Cove.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        MAURICE BECKER The Cove. Oil on masonite, 1942. 151x201 mm; 6x7 7/8 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right recto, and signed, dated and titled in oil, verso. Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist; Private collection, New Jersey.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • MAURICE BECKER (Russian-American)
        Sep. 13, 2023

        MAURICE BECKER (Russian-American)

        Est: $300 - $500

        MAURICE BECKER (Russian-American, 1889-1975), ''Neon Lighting'', 1936, oil on masonite, signed, dated and titled on board verso. Board 17-1/4''h, 13-3/4''w.

        South Bay Auctions Inc
      • Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American
        Feb. 03, 2023

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American

        Est: $300 - $500

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) ; oil on artistboard ; framed ; dimensions 41 x 31 cm (16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.) ; signed lower left corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $160 , National post with tracking service $80 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $100 , National post with tracking service $40

        Art-Torg
      • Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico (1889-1975), On the Beach, 1927, Oil on canvas, 19 1/2" x 25 1/2", 24 1/2" x 29 1/2" (frame)
        Dec. 17, 2022

        Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico (1889-1975), On the Beach, 1927, Oil on canvas, 19 1/2" x 25 1/2", 24 1/2" x 29 1/2" (frame)

        Est: $300 - $400

        Maurice Becker New York / Mexico, (1889-1975) On the Beach, 1927 Oil on canvas Signed and dated (1927?) lower left. Biography from the Archives of askART: Maurice Becker, painter, political cartoonist and social reformer, was born in 1889 either in Gorky or Niznij Novgorod, in Russia. His family came to the United States in 1892, to New York City. After high school, Becker worked in a clothing factory. He studied with Ash Can School artist Robert Henri in 1908, and exhibited in the famous 1913 Armory Show in New York City when he was only twenty-four years of age. At the Armory show, Becker showed a drawing of a dog's head, sketched in charcoal on a sheet of newspaper. But he became known for black and white drawings expressing his intense feelings about what he saw as injustices in America, and with the advent of World War I, his strong anti-war position. These drawings appeared in left-wing publications like The Daily Worker, The Masses, Liberator, and New Solidarity. Becker knew artist John Sloan, who was editor of The Masses, so Sloan published drawings such as Becker's Ammunition in the June 1914 issue depicting human beings being shot from cannons. His drawing of a wounded soldier in bed being told by a nurse, "Don't be discouraged. The doctor says you'll be back on the firing line in a week," appeared in The Masses in December 1914. A pacifist belonging to the American Union Against Militarism, Becker was sentenced to twenty-five years at hard labor when the United States entered the War and Becker was drafted and refused to fight. He was released in 1919 when Woodrow Wilson declared an amnesty for conscientious objectors. Becker was a supporter of Women's Suffrage with drawings such as They Ain't Our Equals Yet! depicting gross characters of American capitalism. His Americanizing the Alien, from the January 1920 issue of New Solidarity has Uncle Sam transferring a new brain to a man with the top of his skull hinged back. Becker lived for a number of years in Mexico where he continued to produce political cartoons while emphasizing his painting. Florence, a small oil painted in 1932, is a loosely brushed, intense characterization of a young woman wearing a hat. Maurice Becker died in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1975. There are extensive bibliographical listings and books of drawings by Maurice Becker online and in the library of Michigan State University, East Lansing at http://www.lib.msu.edu/comics/rri/brri/beck.htm. Art and Politics by Richard Fitzgerald, published in 1973 by Greenwood Press, evaluates the work of Maurice Becker and four other politically oriented artists like K.R. Chamberlain, Robert Minor, John Sloan and Art Young. Source: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/ARTbecker.htm http://xroads.virginia.edu/MUSEUM/Armory/galleryL/becker.765.html http://www.lib.msu.edu/comics/rri/brri/beck.htm http://www.graphicwitness.org/ineye/reading.htm

        Ripley Auctions
      • Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico (1889-1975), Jockey, Horse Race, 1934, impasto oil on canvas board, 10" x 14", 17" x 21" (frame)
        Dec. 17, 2022

        Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico (1889-1975), Jockey, Horse Race, 1934, impasto oil on canvas board, 10" x 14", 17" x 21" (frame)

        Est: $300 - $400

        Maurice Becker New York / Mexico, (1889-1975) Jockey, Horse Race, 1934 impasto oil on canvas board signed upper right. Biography from the Archives of askART: Maurice Becker, painter, political cartoonist and social reformer, was born in 1889 either in Gorky or Niznij Novgorod, in Russia. His family came to the United States in 1892, to New York City. After high school, Becker worked in a clothing factory. He studied with Ash Can School artist Robert Henri in 1908, and exhibited in the famous 1913 Armory Show in New York City when he was only twenty-four years of age. At the Armory show, Becker showed a drawing of a dog's head, sketched in charcoal on a sheet of newspaper. But he became known for black and white drawings expressing his intense feelings about what he saw as injustices in America, and with the advent of World War I, his strong anti-war position. These drawings appeared in left-wing publications like The Daily Worker, The Masses, Liberator, and New Solidarity. Becker knew artist John Sloan, who was editor of The Masses, so Sloan published drawings such as Becker's Ammunition in the June 1914 issue depicting human beings being shot from cannons. His drawing of a wounded soldier in bed being told by a nurse, "Don't be discouraged. The doctor says you'll be back on the firing line in a week," appeared in The Masses in December 1914. A pacifist belonging to the American Union Against Militarism, Becker was sentenced to twenty-five years at hard labor when the United States entered the War and Becker was drafted and refused to fight. He was released in 1919 when Woodrow Wilson declared an amnesty for conscientious objectors. Becker was a supporter of Women's Suffrage with drawings such as They Ain't Our Equals Yet! depicting gross characters of American capitalism. His Americanizing the Alien, from the January 1920 issue of New Solidarity has Uncle Sam transferring a new brain to a man with the top of his skull hinged back. Becker lived for a number of years in Mexico where he continued to produce political cartoons while emphasizing his painting. Florence, a small oil painted in 1932, is a loosely brushed, intense characterization of a young woman wearing a hat. Maurice Becker died in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1975. There are extensive bibliographical listings and books of drawings by Maurice Becker online and in the library of Michigan State University, East Lansing at http://www.lib.msu.edu/comics/rri/brri/beck.htm. Art and Politics by Richard Fitzgerald, published in 1973 by Greenwood Press, evaluates the work of Maurice Becker and four other politically oriented artists like K.R. Chamberlain, Robert Minor, John Sloan and Art Young.

        Ripley Auctions
      • Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico (1889-1975), seascape with figures on shore, oil on board, 13" x 24", 18 1/2" x 29 1/2" (frame)
        Dec. 17, 2022

        Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico (1889-1975), seascape with figures on shore, oil on board, 13" x 24", 18 1/2" x 29 1/2" (frame)

        Est: $300 - $400

        Maurice Becker New York / Mexico, (1889-1975) seascape with figures on shore oil on board signed upper right Biography from the Archives of askART: Maurice Becker, painter, political cartoonist and social reformer, was born in 1889 either in Gorky or Niznij Novgorod, in Russia. His family came to the United States in 1892, to New York City. After high school, Becker worked in a clothing factory. He studied with Ash Can School artist Robert Henri in 1908, and exhibited in the famous 1913 Armory Show in New York City when he was only twenty-four years of age. At the Armory show, Becker showed a drawing of a dog's head, sketched in charcoal on a sheet of newspaper. But he became known for black and white drawings expressing his intense feelings about what he saw as injustices in America, and with the advent of World War I, his strong anti-war position. These drawings appeared in left-wing publications like The Daily Worker, The Masses, Liberator, and New Solidarity. Becker knew artist John Sloan, who was editor of The Masses, so Sloan published drawings such as Becker's Ammunition in the June 1914 issue depicting human beings being shot from cannons. His drawing of a wounded soldier in bed being told by a nurse, "Don't be discouraged. The doctor says you'll be back on the firing line in a week," appeared in The Masses in December 1914. A pacifist belonging to the American Union Against Militarism, Becker was sentenced to twenty-five years at hard labor when the United States entered the War and Becker was drafted and refused to fight. He was released in 1919 when Woodrow Wilson declared an amnesty for conscientious objectors. Becker was a supporter of Women's Suffrage with drawings such as They Ain't Our Equals Yet! depicting gross characters of American capitalism. His Americanizing the Alien, from the January 1920 issue of New Solidarity has Uncle Sam transferring a new brain to a man with the top of his skull hinged back. Becker lived for a number of years in Mexico where he continued to produce political cartoons while emphasizing his painting. Florence, a small oil painted in 1932, is a loosely brushed, intense characterization of a young woman wearing a hat. Maurice Becker died in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1975. There are extensive bibliographical listings and books of drawings by Maurice Becker online and in the library of Michigan State University, East Lansing at http://www.lib.msu.edu/comics/rri/brri/beck.htm. Art and Politics by Richard Fitzgerald, published in 1973 by Greenwood Press, evaluates the work of Maurice Becker and four other politically oriented artists like K.R. Chamberlain, Robert Minor, John Sloan and Art Young.

        Ripley Auctions
      • Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico (1889-1975), Harlequins, watercolor on paper
        Dec. 17, 2022

        Maurice Becker, New York / Mexico (1889-1975), Harlequins, watercolor on paper

        Est: $140 - $250

        Maurice Becker New York / Mexico, (1889-1975) Harlequins watercolor on paper signed and titled lower bottom. Maurice Becker, painter, political cartoonist and social reformer, was born in 1889 either in Gorky or Niznij Novgorod, in Russia. His family came to the United States in 1892, to New York City. After high school, Becker worked in a clothing factory. He studied with Ash Can School artist Robert Henri in 1908, and exhibited in the famous 1913 Armory Show in New York City when he was only twenty-four years of age. At the Armory show, Becker showed a drawing of a dog's head, sketched in charcoal on a sheet of newspaper. But he became known for black and white drawings expressing his intense feelings about what he saw as injustices in America, and with the advent of World War I, his strong anti-war position. These drawings appeared in left-wing publications like The Daily Worker, The Masses, Liberator, and New Solidarity. Becker knew artist John Sloan, who was editor of The Masses, so Sloan published drawings such as Becker's Ammunition in the June 1914 issue depicting human beings being shot from cannons. His drawing of a wounded soldier in bed being told by a nurse, "Don't be discouraged. The doctor says you'll be back on the firing line in a week," appeared in The Masses in December 1914. A pacifist belonging to the American Union Against Militarism, Becker was sentenced to twenty-five years at hard labor when the United States entered the War and Becker was drafted and refused to fight. He was released in 1919 when Woodrow Wilson declared an amnesty for conscientious objectors. Becker was a supporter of Women's Suffrage with drawings such as They Ain't Our Equals Yet! depicting gross characters of American capitalism. His Americanizing the Alien, from the January 1920 issue of New Solidarity has Uncle Sam transferring a new brain to a man with the top of his skull hinged back. Becker lived for a number of years in Mexico where he continued to produce political cartoons while emphasizing his painting. Florence, a small oil painted in 1932, is a loosely brushed, intense characterization of a young woman wearing a hat. Maurice Becker died in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1975. There are extensive bibliographical listings and books of drawings by Maurice Becker online and in the library of Michigan State University, East Lansing at http://www.lib.msu.edu/comics/rri/brri/beck.htm. Art and Politics by Richard Fitzgerald, published in 1973 by Greenwood Press, evaluates the work of Maurice Becker and four other politically oriented artists like K.R. Chamberlain, Robert Minor, John Sloan and Art Young.

        Ripley Auctions
      • Maurice Becker, New York (1889 - 1975), East Side Vegetable Vendor, 1943, oil on wood panel, 22"H x 17 3/4"W
        Jun. 04, 2022

        Maurice Becker, New York (1889 - 1975), East Side Vegetable Vendor, 1943, oil on wood panel, 22"H x 17 3/4"W

        Est: $500 - $700

        Maurice Becker New York, (1889 - 1975) East Side Vegetable Vendor, 1943 oil on wood panel signed upper right. Unframed. From the Archives of askArt: Maurice Becker, painter, political cartoonist and social reformer, was born in 1889 either in Gorky or Niznij Novgorod, in Russia. His family came to the United States in 1892, to New York City. After high school, Becker worked in a clothing factory. He studied with Ash Can School artist Robert Henri in 1908, and exhibited in the famous 1913 Armory Show in New York City when he was only twenty-four years of age. At the Armory show, Becker showed a drawing of a dog's head, sketched in charcoal on a sheet of newspaper. But he became known for black and white drawings expressing his intense feelings about what he saw as injustices in America, and with the advent of World War I, his strong anti-war position. These drawings appeared in left-wing publications like The Daily Worker, The Masses, Liberator, and New Solidarity. Becker knew artist John Sloan, who was editor of The Masses, so Sloan published drawings such as Becker's Ammunition in the June 1914 issue depicting human beings being shot from cannons. His drawing of a wounded soldier in bed being told by a nurse, "Don't be discouraged. The doctor says you'll be back on the firing line in a week," appeared in The Masses in December 1914. A pacifist belonging to the American Union Against Militarism, Becker was sentenced to twenty-five years at hard labor when the United States entered the War and Becker was drafted and refused to fight. He was released in 1919 when Woodrow Wilson declared an amnesty for conscientious objectors. Becker was a supporter of Women's Suffrage with drawings such as They Ain't Our Equals Yet! depicting gross characters of American capitalism. His Americanizing the Alien, from the January 1920 issue of New Solidarity has Uncle Sam transferring a new brain to a man with the top of his skull hinged back. Becker lived for a number of years in Mexico where he continued to produce political cartoons while emphasizing his painting. Florence, a small oil painted in 1932, is a loosely brushed, intense characterization of a young woman wearing a hat. Maurice Becker died in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1975. There are extensive bibliographical listings and books of drawings by Maurice Becker online and in the library of Michigan State University, East Lansing at http://www.lib.msu.edu/comics/rri/brri/beck.htm. Art and Politics by Richard Fitzgerald, published in 1973 by Greenwood Press, evaluates the work of Maurice Becker and four other politically oriented artists like K.R. Chamberlain, Robert Minor, John Sloan and Art Young.

        Ripley Auctions
      • Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American
        Jun. 03, 2022

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American

        Est: $300 - $500

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) ; oil on artistboard ; framed ; dimensions 41 x 31 cm (16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.) ; signed lower left corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $160 , National post with tracking service $80 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $100 , National post with tracking service $40

        Art-Torg
      • Maurice Becker (American, 1889 - 1975), Trinidad, oil on Masonite, signed and dated upper left: Maurice Becker, 59; titled and dated...
        Jun. 12, 2021

        Maurice Becker (American, 1889 - 1975), Trinidad, oil on Masonite, signed and dated upper left: Maurice Becker, 59; titled and dated...

        Est: $300 - $500

        Maurice Becker (American, 1889 - 1975), Trinidad, oil on Masonite, signed and dated upper left: Maurice Becker, 59; titled and dated on the reverse, 28 1/4" x 36", inscribed: Washington Irving Gallery, on the reverse.

        Nadeau's Auction Gallery
      • Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American
        Jun. 04, 2021

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American

        Est: $300 - $500

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) ; oil on artistboard ; framed ; dimensions 41 x 31 cm (16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.) ; signed lower left corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $160 , National post with tracking service $80 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $100 , National post with tracking service $40

        Art-Torg
      • Maurice Becker (attrib.), Impressionist painting
        Feb. 18, 2021

        Maurice Becker (attrib.), Impressionist painting

        Est: $200 - $300

        Attributed to Maurice Becker (American, 1889-1975), Cow herd, impasto oil on board, no signature observed, gift note on verso, 7"h x 7.75"w (sight), 14.25"h x 14.75"w (frame)

        Millea Bros Ltd
      • Maurice Becker, drawings, artist portraits
        Feb. 18, 2021

        Maurice Becker, drawings, artist portraits

        Est: $100 - $150

        Maurice Becker (Russian-American, 1889-1975), Portrait sketches of artists Leger, Orozco and Siqueiros, c. 1935, each initialed MB, two in pencil, one in ink, 12.5"h x 23"w (frame)

        Millea Bros Ltd
      • Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American
        Aug. 08, 2020

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American

        Est: $300 - $500

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) ; oil on artistboard ; framed ; dimensions 41 x 31 cm (16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.) ; signed lower left corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $160 , National post with tracking service $80 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $100 , National post with tracking service $40

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      • MAURICE BECKER, Charcoal Portrait
        Jun. 13, 2020

        MAURICE BECKER, Charcoal Portrait

        Est: $200 - $400

        Charcoal or pastel on paper by Maurice Becker (Russian/American, 1889-1975). Measures 7" wide. Dedication at bottom. Good condition.

        Blackwell Auctions LLC
      • MAURICE BECKER, Charcoal Portrait
        Jun. 13, 2020

        MAURICE BECKER, Charcoal Portrait

        Est: $200 - $400

        Nude sketch on paper by Maurice Becker (Russian/American, 1889-1975). Signed at bottom edge. Measures 7" wide. Good condition.

        Blackwell Auctions LLC
      • MAURICE BECKER (RUSSIAN/AMERICAN, 1889-1975)
        Mar. 24, 2020

        MAURICE BECKER (RUSSIAN/AMERICAN, 1889-1975)

        Est: $200 - $300

        OIL ON CANVAS FIGURES ON HORSEBACK , SIGNED LOWER RIGHT - 36" x 24" ; 41" x 29 1/2" OVERALL

        Echoes Antiques & Auction Gallery
      • Becker, Maurice (1889-1975)
        Dec. 07, 2019

        Becker, Maurice (1889-1975)

        Est: €180 - €210

        Südländische Landschaft mit Dorfkirche. Öl/Lwd., re. u. sign. Ca. 40x 54,5 cm. R.

        Dannenberg
      • Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American
        Dec. 07, 2019

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American

        Est: $200 - $300

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) ; Landscape ; mid 20th century ; pastel on paper / framed ; dimensions 30 x 10 cm (11 3/4 x 4 in.) ; signed lower left corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $160 , National post with tracking service $80 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $100 , National post with tracking service $40

        Art-Torg
      • Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American
        Oct. 05, 2019

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American

        Est: $300 - $500

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) ; oil on artistboard ; framed ; dimensions 41 x 31 cm (16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.) ; signed lower left corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $160 , National post with tracking service $80 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $100 , National post with tracking service $40

        Art-Torg
      • MAURICE BECKER WATERCOLOR OF WOMEN SWIMMING
        Sep. 28, 2019

        MAURICE BECKER WATERCOLOR OF WOMEN SWIMMING

        Est: $100 - $200

        FRAMED AND MATTED; SIGNED LOWER LEFT IN PEN AND DATED '32; IMAGE MEASURES 9 1/4" X 13 1/2"

        Sandwich Auction House
      • MAURICE BECKER Abstract Landscape.
        Jun. 13, 2019

        MAURICE BECKER Abstract Landscape.

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        MAURICE BECKER Abstract Landscape. Oil on board. 190x210 mm; 7 1/2x8 1/4 inches. With—Three portrait drawings. Siqueiros, pencil on paper. Initialed in pencil, lower left recto * Orozco, pencil on paper. Initialed in pencil, lower right recto * Leéer, pen and ink on paper. Initialed and inscribed "Léger" in ink, lower recto. Various sizes and conditions. Ex-collection private collection, New Jersey.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Work on paper, Maurice Becker
        Mar. 16, 2019

        Work on paper, Maurice Becker

        Est: $200 - $400

        Maurice Becker (American, 1889-1975), Untitled (Figures with Sombreros), 1925, watercolor and ink on paper, signed and dated lower right, overall (with frame): 23.25"h x 19.25"w

        Clars Auctions
      • Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American
        Feb. 16, 2019

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American

        Est: $200 - $300

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) ; Landscape ; mid 20th century ; pastel on paper / framed ; dimensions 30 x 10 cm (11 3/4 x 4 in.) ; signed lower left corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $160 , National post with tracking service $80 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $100 , National post with tracking service $40

        Art-Torg
      • BECKER, Maurice. Oil on Board. The Loge.
        Jan. 13, 2019

        BECKER, Maurice. Oil on Board. The Loge.

        Est: $300 - $500

        1949. Signed, dated, and titled verso. Maurice Becker (American, 1889-1975). From a Park Slope, Brooklyn collection.

        Clarke Auction Gallery
      • Maurice Becker, (American, 1889-1975), At the Mansfield Fair, 1932, watercolor, 10 3/4" x 15"
        Dec. 02, 2018

        Maurice Becker, (American, 1889-1975), At the Mansfield Fair, 1932, watercolor, 10 3/4" x 15"

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Maurice Becker (American, 1889-1975) At the Mansfield Fair, 1932 watercolor signed and dated lower left 10 3/4" x 15" Provenance: Gallery 169, Great Neck, New York (label)

        Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
      • Maurice Becker 1889-1975 "Gulls" Bird Oil Painting
        Sep. 26, 2018

        Maurice Becker 1889-1975 "Gulls" Bird Oil Painting

        Est: $200 - $400

        Maurice Becker (1889-1975) American, Mexico. Original oil on canvas over board painting. Artwork titled: "The Gulls". Sight measures 11" x 17". Housed in frame measuring 18" x 24". Good overall condition with no damage to note. Guaranteed Authentic. In house Hill Auction Gallery continental USA shipping $125 plus insurance.

        Hill Auction Gallery
      • Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American
        Jun. 30, 2018

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American

        Est: $300 - $500

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) ; oil on artistboard ; framed ; dimensions 41 x 31 cm (16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.) ; signed lower left corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $160 , National post with tracking service $80 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $100 , National post with tracking service $40

        Art-Torg
      • Maurice Becker (1889 - 1975) Oil on Canvas
        Apr. 16, 2018

        Maurice Becker (1889 - 1975) Oil on Canvas

        Est: $300 - $400

        A portrait with two subjects, signed and dated for 1939 at the upper left.

        Locati LLC
      • Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American
        Apr. 14, 2018

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American

        Est: $200 - $300

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) ; Landscape ; mid 20th century ; pastel on paper / framed ; dimensions 30 x 10 cm (11 3/4 x 4 in.) ; signed lower left corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $160 , National post with tracking service $80 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $100 , National post with tracking service $40

        Art-Torg
      • BECKER, Maurice. Oil/Wood Panel. "Horse Dealers."
        Feb. 12, 2018

        BECKER, Maurice. Oil/Wood Panel. "Horse Dealers."

        Est: $50 - $1,000

        "Horse Dealers." Signed and dated 46-48 and signed, titled and dated verso. Maurice Becker ( American, New York, 1889 - 1975).

        Clarke Auction Gallery
      • Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American
        Dec. 02, 2017

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American

        Est: $300 - $500

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) ; oil on artistboard ; framed ; dimensions 41 x 31 cm (16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.) ; signed lower left corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $160 , National post with tracking service $80 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $100 , National post with tracking service $40

        Art-Torg
      • Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American
        Aug. 05, 2017

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American

        Est: $500 - $700

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) ; oil on artistboard ; framed ; dimensions 41 x 31 cm (16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.) ; signed lower left corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $160 , National post with tracking service $80 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $100 , National post with tracking service $40

        Art-Torg
      • Work on Paper, Maurice Becker
        Apr. 23, 2017

        Work on Paper, Maurice Becker

        Est: $400 - $600

        Maurice Becker (American/Mexican, 1889-1975), Women with Fruit Baskets, mixed media on paper, signed upper left, sight: 8.5"h x 10.5"w, overall (with frame): 24"h x 28"w

        Clars Auctions
      • Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American
        Nov. 12, 2016

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American

        Est: $450 - $650

        "Maurice BECKER (1889 Novgorod, Russia - 1975 Scranton, US) ; oil on artistboard / framed ; dimensions 41 x 31 cm (16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.) ; signed lower left corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $160 , National post with tracking service $80 / Shipping to Europe, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $100 , National post with tracking service $40"

        Art-Torg
      • MAURICE BECKER (American, 1889-1975)
        Oct. 01, 2016

        MAURICE BECKER (American, 1889-1975)

        Est: $500 - $700

        MAURICE BECKER (American, 1889-1975), ''Federalistas at Supper'', oil on board, signed and dated 1945 lower right, titled and inscribed ''From litho drawing, Mexico - 1917'' and ''In Nat'l Academy Exhibition 1947'' to verso. Board 24''h, 35-3/4''w. Small loss bottom center.

        South Bay Auctions Inc
      • MAURICE BECKER (American, 1889-1975)
        Oct. 01, 2016

        MAURICE BECKER (American, 1889-1975)

        Est: $200 - $400

        MAURICE BECKER (American, 1889-1975), ''Self-Portrait with Model in Loft Studio'', oil on canvas, signed and dated '40 upper left, titled on label to stretcher. Canvas 40''h, 30''w. As found, two repaired tears, with canvas torn around edges and detaching from stretcher.

        South Bay Auctions Inc
      • MAURICE BECKER (American, 1889-1975)
        Oct. 01, 2016

        MAURICE BECKER (American, 1889-1975)

        Est: $400 - $600

        MAURICE BECKER (American, 1889-1975), ''Displaced Person'', oil on masonite, signed, titled, dated '49, and inscribed ''American Fed'n of Arts Award 1950'' to verso. Board 21-3/4''h, 18''w. Minor losses, dirt and grime.

        South Bay Auctions Inc
      • Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American
        Jul. 30, 2016

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) Russian - American

        Est: $450 - $650

        "Maurice BECKER (1889 Novgorod, Russia - 1975 Scranton, US) ; oil on artistboard / framed ; dimensions 41 x 31 cm (16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.) ; signed lower left corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $160 , National post with tracking service $80 / Shipping to Europe, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $100 , National post with tracking service $40"

        Art-Torg
      • Maurice Becker (1889-1975).
        Feb. 27, 2016

        Maurice Becker (1889-1975).

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Island Encounter, Bermuda. Oil on Canvas 24" x 20". Signed and dated 1928 upper left.

        Morphy Auctions
      • Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) - Russian / American
        Feb. 21, 2016

        Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) - Russian / American

        Est: $500 - $700

        "Maurice BECKER (1889-1975) oil on artistbpard ; framed 41 x 31 cm (16 1/8 x 12 1/4) signed lower left Shipping to USA: DHL - $160 ; National post with tracking service - $80 Shipping to Europe, Russia, Middle Assia: DHL - $100 ; National post with tracking service - $44"

        Art-Torg
      • Maurice Becker (1889-1975) American Oil/Canvas
        Oct. 31, 2015

        Maurice Becker (1889-1975) American Oil/Canvas

        Est: $200 - $400

        Maurice Becker (1889 - 1975) was active/lived in New York. Known for mod genre, figure, cartoonist. Sight Size: 13 x 21.5 in.

        Sarasota Estate Auction
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