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Painter, Etcher, Lithographer, b. 1899 - d. 1964

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    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Jan. 08, 2024

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the previous lot as well), this one has a silvered wooden frame, matting and colorful pastel landscape with river, trees, rocks and a hill in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Jan. 08, 2024

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the next lot as well), this one has a gilt wooden frame, matting and colorful landscape with river, trees and farmhouse in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • Stefan Hirsch (American, 1899-1964) Bumped Off, 1934
      Dec. 14, 2023

      Stefan Hirsch (American, 1899-1964) Bumped Off, 1934

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      Stefan Hirsch (American, 1899-1964) Bumped Off, 1934 oil on board signed Stefan Hirsch, inscribed and dated (lower right) 28 x 22 inches. Provenance: Gifted from the artist to Edward and Leata Rowan, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Downtown Gallery, New York Arlene Berman Fine Arts, New York The Philip and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art, Highland Park, Illinois Exhibited: Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 14th Annual Biennial of Contemporary American Oil Painting, March 23 - May 5, 1935

      Hindman
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Nov. 20, 2023

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the previous lot as well), this one has a silvered wooden frame, matting and colorful pastel landscape with river, trees, rocks and a hill in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Nov. 20, 2023

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the next lot as well), this one has a gilt wooden frame, matting and colorful landscape with river, trees and farmhouse in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • Stefan Hirsch, Germany / New York (1899 - 1964), The Lonely Donkey, 1932, lithograph, 11 1/4" x 16"W
      Oct. 28, 2023

      Stefan Hirsch, Germany / New York (1899 - 1964), The Lonely Donkey, 1932, lithograph, 11 1/4" x 16"W

      Est: $100 - $200

      Stefan Hirsch Germany / New York, (1899 - 1964) The Lonely Donkey, 1932 lithograph Pencil signed and dated lower right, edition of 50 lower left. Biography from the Archives of askART: Born in Nuremberg, Germany, Stefan Hirsch was an artist and art teacher. He received his art education at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. From 1934 to 1940, he taught at Bennington College, and from 1940 to 46 was a teacher at the Art Students League in New York City. From 1946 through the 1950s, he was chairman of the Art Department at Bard College at Annandale on Hudson, New York. He exhibited widely including with the Society of Independent Artists and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Source: "Who Was Who in American Art" by Peter Falk Hirsch's WPA mural for the Aiken, South Carolina, court house, had to be covered by a drape almost immediately after its completion, partly because local people felt that the woman depicted as Justice looked like a mulatto. Source: "The Safford, Arizona, Murals of Seymour Fogel" by Jared A. Fogel and Robert Stevens

      Ripley Auctions
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Sep. 18, 2023

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the previous lot as well), this one has a silvered wooden frame, matting and colorful pastel landscape with river, trees, rocks and a hill in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Sep. 18, 2023

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the next lot as well), this one has a gilt wooden frame, matting and colorful landscape with river, trees and farmhouse in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • Stefan Hirsch (American, 1899-1964) Christian Oil Painting on Canvas
      Jun. 27, 2023

      Stefan Hirsch (American, 1899-1964) Christian Oil Painting on Canvas

      Est: $200 - $2,000

      DESCRIPTION: Christian oil painting on board by American artist Stefan Hirsch (1899-1964); Depicting Jesus standing beside his sleeping disciples at the garden of Gethsemane with a group of Roman soldiers behind. Signed lower right "Stefan Hirsch 46". Gallery label attached verso "Livingston Galleries New York". Mounted in a beveled grey frame. Provenance: A Dublin, NH estate collection. Purchased around 1950 by the father. CIRCA: 1946 ORIGIN: United States of America DIMENSIONS: Image H: 20.5" W: 15.5", & Frame H: 25" W: 19.5" Have a similar item to sell? Contact: [email protected]. CONDITION: Some scuffing and scratching to the frame; Otherwise great condition. See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained via email ([email protected]) or SMS (305)-332-9274. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Akiba Antiques shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

      Akiba Galleries
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Jun. 12, 2023

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the previous lot as well), this one has a silvered wooden frame, matting and colorful pastel landscape with river, trees, rocks and a hill in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Jun. 12, 2023

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the next lot as well), this one has a gilt wooden frame, matting and colorful landscape with river, trees and farmhouse in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Mar. 27, 2023

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the previous lot as well), this one has a silvered wooden frame, matting and colorful pastel landscape with river, trees, rocks and a hill in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Mar. 27, 2023

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the next lot as well), this one has a gilt wooden frame, matting and colorful landscape with river, trees and farmhouse in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • Stefan Hirsch (American, 1899–1964) Christian Oil Painting on Canvas
      Feb. 28, 2023

      Stefan Hirsch (American, 1899–1964) Christian Oil Painting on Canvas

      Est: $1,000 - $5,000

      DESCRIPTION: Christian oil painting on board by American artist Stefan Hirsch (1899-1964); Depicting Jesus standing beside his sleeping disciples at the garden of Gethsemane with a group of Roman soldiers behind. Signed lower right "Stefan Hirsch 46". Gallery label attached verso "Livingston Galleries New York". Mounted in a beveled grey frame. Provenance: A Dublin, NH estate collection. Purchased around 1950 by the father. CIRCA: 1946 ORIGIN: United States of America DIMENSIONS: Image H: 20.5" W: 15.5", & Frame H: 25" W: 19.5" Have a similar item to sell? Contact: [email protected]. CONDITION: Some scuffing and scratching to the frame; Otherwise great condition. See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained via email ([email protected]) or SMS (305)-332-9274. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Akiba Antiques shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

      Akiba Galleries
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Jan. 30, 2023

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the previous lot as well), this one has a silvered wooden frame, matting and colorful pastel landscape with river, trees, rocks and a hill in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Jan. 30, 2023

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the next lot as well), this one has a gilt wooden frame, matting and colorful landscape with river, trees and farmhouse in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Dec. 05, 2022

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the previous lot as well), this one has a silvered wooden frame, matting and colorful pastel landscape with river, trees, rocks and a hill in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Dec. 05, 2022

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the next lot as well), this one has a gilt wooden frame, matting and colorful landscape with river, trees and farmhouse in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Oct. 31, 2022

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the previous lot as well), this one has a silvered wooden frame, matting and colorful pastel landscape with river, trees, rocks and a hill in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Oct. 31, 2022

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the next lot as well), this one has a gilt wooden frame, matting and colorful landscape with river, trees and farmhouse in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Sep. 05, 2022

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the previous lot as well), this one has a silvered wooden frame, matting and colorful pastel landscape with river, trees, rocks and a hill in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Sep. 05, 2022

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the next lot as well), this one has a gilt wooden frame, matting and colorful landscape with river, trees and farmhouse in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • STEFAN HIRSCH Two floral still lifes.
      Jun. 30, 2022

      STEFAN HIRSCH Two floral still lifes.

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      STEFAN HIRSCH Two floral still lifes. Larkspur and Woodlilies, pencil on paper, 1921. 252x203 mm; 10x8 inches. Initialed and dated in pencil, upper right recto and titled in pencil, lower center recto * Rose: A Study, pencil on paper, circa 1921. 210x170 mm; 8 1/4x6 3/4 inches. Provenance: Collection of Dorothy Hirsch, sister of the artist, New York, until 1983; Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York; private collection, New York. Exhibited: ( Larkspur and Woodlilies) "Realism and Abstraction: Counterpoints in American Drawing, 1900-1940," Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, November 12-December 30, 1983, number 107 (illustrated); "Brooklyn's Bounty: Natural Splendor and Domestic Opulence," Museum of the Borough of Brooklyn at Brooklyn College, New York, April 16–May 16, 1985.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • Stefan Hirsch American, 1899-1964 Ferns, circa 1942
      Jun. 14, 2022

      Stefan Hirsch American, 1899-1964 Ferns, circa 1942

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      Stefan Hirsch American, 1899-1964 Ferns, circa 1942 Oil on particle board 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) Provenance: Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Theodore Weiss Exhibited: Washington, D.C., The Philips Collection, Paintings by Stefan Hirsch, Nov. 5-Dec. 4, 1977, no. 20 C 

      Doyle New York
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      May. 30, 2022

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the previous lot as well), this one has a silvered wooden frame, matting and colorful pastel landscape with river, trees, rocks and a hill in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      May. 30, 2022

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the next lot as well), this one has a gilt wooden frame, matting and colorful landscape with river, trees and farmhouse in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Mar. 21, 2022

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the previous lot as well), this one has a silvered wooden frame, matting and colorful pastel landscape with river, trees, rocks and a hill in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Mar. 21, 2022

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the next lot as well), this one has a gilt wooden frame, matting and colorful landscape with river, trees and farmhouse in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • Stefan Hirsch woodcut
      Feb. 12, 2022

      Stefan Hirsch woodcut

      Est: $150 - $250

      Stefan Hirsch (1899-1964) 1). ''Snake''- woodcut, 1931, signed and numbered 5/30 in pencil, stamped 'NOC 20, 1931/ The Downtown Gallery/ OCT4 -1935'. 4 x 6''; 2). ''Pencil Seller''- woodcut, 1936, signed i n pencil, minor soiling and staining, narrow margins. 12 x 8 7/8''

      Rachel Davis Fine Arts
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Jan. 31, 2022

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the previous lot as well), this one has a silvered wooden frame, matting and colorful pastel landscape with river, trees, rocks and a hill in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch
      Jan. 31, 2022

      antique original watercolor attr to Stefan Hirsch

      Est: $300 - $400

      one of two paintings by the same artist (see the next lot as well), this one has a gilt wooden frame, matting and colorful landscape with river, trees and farmhouse in the background, signed lower right as shown S. Hirsch and if in fact by Stefan Hirsch (not 100 percent sure), it's likely from the 1920's New England area

      Yardley Antiques
    • Stefan Hirsch Precisionist Portrait Pencil Drawing
      Sep. 30, 2021

      Stefan Hirsch Precisionist Portrait Pencil Drawing

      Est: $250 - $400

      New York,1899-1964 Portrait of Clarence Darwell at the age of thirteen in side profile. Hirsch studied at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and taught at Bennington College and the Art Students League in New York City, later becoming chairman of the Art Department at Bard College

      Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
    • Stefan Hirsch lithograph
      Jun. 12, 2021

      Stefan Hirsch lithograph

      Est: $200 - $400

      Stefan Hirsch (American 1899-1964)- ''Night Terminal (Bush Terminal)''- lithograph, 1939, signed, dated, numbered 30/30, annotated 'stone destroyed' and inscribed 'for Elsa' in pencil, minor ink stains in right margin otherwise very good condition. 9 1/4 x 13 1/4''

      Rachel Davis Fine Arts
    • Stefan Hirsch (1899 - 1964). Watercolor & Crayon
      Feb. 10, 2021

      Stefan Hirsch (1899 - 1964). Watercolor & Crayon

      Est: $100 - $300

      7" x 9" "Woman Portrait". Circa 1940 Signed lower right. This lot is being offered on behalf of the New York County Public Administrators Office from the Estate of Justin Hornik (190208)

      Weiss Auctions
    • 5 Portrait prints
      Aug. 22, 2020

      5 Portrait prints

      Est: $200 - $400

      5 Portrait prints- 1). George Biddle (American 1885-1973)- ''Self-Portrait'' (Penniger 210)- etching, 1964, signed, dated, titled and numbered 14/28 in pencil. 10 3/8 x 7 7/8'' 2). Stefan Hirsch (American 1899-1964)- ''R. Laurent in Studio''- lithograph, 1929, signed, dated, titled and numbered 19/30 in pencil, with and inscription. 13 1/4 x 9 3/8'' 3). Chester Leich (American 1889-1978)- ''Self-Portrait''- etching, signed and numbered 1/35 in pencil. 9 7/8 x 7'' 4). Jan Veth (Dutch 1864-1925)- ''Josef Israels''- lithograph, 1896, as published in 'Pan', vol. III, no. 2. 10 1/4 x 8 7/8'' 5). Henry Ziegler (American 1899-1968)- ''Portrait of Joseph Pennell''- drypoint and aquatint, ca. 1920's, signed by both artist's in pencil. 6 7/8 x 4 7/8''

      Rachel Davis Fine Arts
    • Stefan Hirsch (1899 - 1964). Watercolor & Crayon
      Nov. 21, 2019

      Stefan Hirsch (1899 - 1964). Watercolor & Crayon

      Est: $250 - $500

      7" x 9" "Woman Portrait". Circa 1940 Signed lower right. This lot is being offered on behalf of the New York County Public Administrators Office from the Estate of Justin Hornik (1900208)

      Weiss Auctions
    • Stefan Hirsch AP Lithograph [Hats, Hat Maker]
      Aug. 01, 2019

      Stefan Hirsch AP Lithograph [Hats, Hat Maker]

      Est: $20 - $40

      Stefan Hirsch (New York 1899 - 1964) artist proof lithograph. Signed and dated 'Stefan Hirsch 1931' in pencil lower right. "Artist Proof' in pencil lower left. Inscribed 'For George Miller' in pencil lower center. Measures 11-in. x 9.125-in. image size, 15.875-in. x 11.5-in. sheet size. Image in VG/EX condition. Two small pieces of tape in upper corners verso. Unframed, loose and not mounted or glued down. If lot is absent of a condition report a condition report may be requested via email. Condition report is provided as an opinion only and is no guarantee as grading can be subjective. Buyer must view photographs or scans to assist in determining condition and ask further questions if so desired. We ship most items in this auction in house and gladly combine shipping if possible of multiple items.

      Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
    • Stefan Hirsch (1899-1964) Excavation oil on canvas 35 ½ x 45 in. (90.2 x 114.3 cm.)
      May. 22, 2019

      Stefan Hirsch (1899-1964) Excavation oil on canvas 35 ½ x 45 in. (90.2 x 114.3 cm.)

      Est: $200,000 - $300,000

      Stefan Hirsch (1899-1964) Excavation signed with initials and dated 'SH 1926' (on the license plate at lower right) oil on canvas 35 ½ x 45 in. (90.2 x 114.3 cm.) Painted in 1926.

      Christie's
    • STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist
      May. 11, 2019

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist

      Est: $600 - $800

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist closely aligned with the Precisionists, born in Nurnberg, Germany, to American parents. Growing up in Europe, he frequently visited museums and galleries, where he was introduced to the Old Masters and also became familiar with the innovations of contemporary painters. After studying law and art at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Hirsch settled in New York in 1919. During the 1920s, he painted images of industrial subjects that show an attention to detail, clean, dry outlines, and harmonious colors. While his highly structured early works reveal his debt to Cezanne, Hirsch favored the urban rather than the natural landscape. Like Demuth and Sheeler, Hirsch was attracted to the man made world, the American machine aesthetic, and his works typically depict the skyline of Lower Manhattan in a Precisionist-influenced, hard-edged geometric style. When Duncan Phillips's included works by Hirsch in his 1926 exhibition, the collector stated: "The steady progress of young Stefan Hirsch may be followed here through influences to invention. The Farmyard is quaintly seen in its tempera colors "a la Fra Angelico." The Mill Town is as infallibly decorative as a Japanese print and yet oh how American! The canvas entitled New York is a symbolical decoration&emdash;a concept of the great city rearing its fabulous towers and its walls without windows above the menace of a black river under the purity of a pellucid sky. The grim battlements of Industry are all beautiful in a strange harmony of subtly orchestrated tones." Throughout the 1920s Hirsch's works won wide acclaim, and he continued to paint while experimenting with printmaking, various subjects, and styles. His works were exhibited frequently and collected by many prestigious American museums. In 1929, he traveled to Mexico, where he was befriended by muralists David Siqueiros and Diego Rivera. Their influence can be seen in Hirsch's Social Realist paintings of the 1930s, works that increasingly became more painterly and luminous. He executed a series of murals in this vein for Federal buildings. During the 1930s and 1940s he focused his energies on teaching, notably at Bennington College in Vermont [1934-1940] and the Art Students League [1940-1946]. In 1942 he joined the faculty at Bard College, where he was chairman of the Art Department for seventeen years before he retired in 1961. Hirsch&emdash;painter, printmaker, and educator&emdash;died in New York in 1964. [credit: from The Phillips Collection, founded by Duncan Phillips]. Offered here is a colored chalk, or pastel, of a wild turkey. It is signed "S.H." in the lower right corner although you can hardly make it out. It is identified on the verso. Proenance: Collection of the noted sculptor, Robert Laurent [1890-1970], Ogunquit, Maine. Stefan Hirsch was a close friend of Laurent. Laurent was born in Concarneau, Brittany France. There, at the age of 12 his artistic talents were recognized by art connoisseur Hamilton Easter Field who then brought him to the United States. Field opened an art school in Ogunquit, Maine. In 1908 he travelled to Rome with Field and there studied with Maurice Sterne as well as with wood carver Giuseppe Doratori at the British Academy.Mat opening is 9-1/8 x 12". Not framed.

      East Coast Books
    • STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist
      Apr. 03, 2019

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist

      Est: $600 - $800

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist closely aligned with the Precisionists, born in Nurnberg, Germany, to American parents. Growing up in Europe, he frequently visited museums and galleries, where he was introduced to the Old Masters and also became familiar with the innovations of contemporary painters. After studying law and art at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Hirsch settled in New York in 1919. During the 1920s, he painted images of industrial subjects that show an attention to detail, clean, dry outlines, and harmonious colors. While his highly structured early works reveal his debt to Cezanne, Hirsch favored the urban rather than the natural landscape. Like Demuth and Sheeler, Hirsch was attracted to the man made world, the American machine aesthetic, and his works typically depict the skyline of Lower Manhattan in a Precisionist-influenced, hard-edged geometric style. When Duncan Phillips's included works by Hirsch in his 1926 exhibition, the collector stated: "The steady progress of young Stefan Hirsch may be followed here through influences to invention. The Farmyard is quaintly seen in its tempera colors "a la Fra Angelico." The Mill Town is as infallibly decorative as a Japanese print and yet oh how American! The canvas entitled New York is a symbolical decoration&emdash;a concept of the great city rearing its fabulous towers and its walls without windows above the menace of a black river under the purity of a pellucid sky. The grim battlements of Industry are all beautiful in a strange harmony of subtly orchestrated tones." Throughout the 1920s Hirsch's works won wide acclaim, and he continued to paint while experimenting with printmaking, various subjects, and styles. His works were exhibited frequently and collected by many prestigious American museums. In 1929, he traveled to Mexico, where he was befriended by muralists David Siqueiros and Diego Rivera. Their influence can be seen in Hirsch's Social Realist paintings of the 1930s, works that increasingly became more painterly and luminous. He executed a series of murals in this vein for Federal buildings. During the 1930s and 1940s he focused his energies on teaching, notably at Bennington College in Vermont [1934-1940] and the Art Students League [1940-1946]. In 1942 he joined the faculty at Bard College, where he was chairman of the Art Department for seventeen years before he retired in 1961. Hirsch&emdash;painter, printmaker, and educator&emdash;died in New York in 1964. [credit: from The Phillips Collection, founded by Duncan Phillips]. Offered here is a colored chalk, or pastel, of a wild turkey. It is signed "S.H." in the lower right corner although you can hardly make it out. It is identified on the verso. Proenance: Collection of the noted sculptor, Robert Laurent [1890-1970], Ogunquit, Maine. Stefan Hirsch was a close friend of Laurent. Laurent was born in Concarneau, Brittany France. There, at the age of 12 his artistic talents were recognized by art connoisseur Hamilton Easter Field who then brought him to the United States. Field opened an art school in Ogunquit, Maine. In 1908 he travelled to Rome with Field and there studied with Maurice Sterne as well as with wood carver Giuseppe Doratori at the British Academy.Mat opening is 9-1/8 x 12". Not framed.

      East Coast Books
    • STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist
      Feb. 14, 2019

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist

      Est: $600 - $800

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist closely aligned with the Precisionists, born in Nurnberg, Germany, to American parents. Growing up in Europe, he frequently visited museums and galleries, where he was introduced to the Old Masters and also became familiar with the innovations of contemporary painters. After studying law and art at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Hirsch settled in New York in 1919. During the 1920s, he painted images of industrial subjects that show an attention to detail, clean, dry outlines, and harmonious colors. While his highly structured early works reveal his debt to Cezanne, Hirsch favored the urban rather than the natural landscape. Like Demuth and Sheeler, Hirsch was attracted to the man made world, the American machine aesthetic, and his works typically depict the skyline of Lower Manhattan in a Precisionist-influenced, hard-edged geometric style. When Duncan Phillips's included works by Hirsch in his 1926 exhibition, the collector stated: "The steady progress of young Stefan Hirsch may be followed here through influences to invention. The Farmyard is quaintly seen in its tempera colors "a la Fra Angelico." The Mill Town is as infallibly decorative as a Japanese print and yet oh how American! The canvas entitled New York is a symbolical decoration&emdash;a concept of the great city rearing its fabulous towers and its walls without windows above the menace of a black river under the purity of a pellucid sky. The grim battlements of Industry are all beautiful in a strange harmony of subtly orchestrated tones." Throughout the 1920s Hirsch's works won wide acclaim, and he continued to paint while experimenting with printmaking, various subjects, and styles. His works were exhibited frequently and collected by many prestigious American museums. In 1929, he traveled to Mexico, where he was befriended by muralists David Siqueiros and Diego Rivera. Their influence can be seen in Hirsch's Social Realist paintings of the 1930s, works that increasingly became more painterly and luminous. He executed a series of murals in this vein for Federal buildings. During the 1930s and 1940s he focused his energies on teaching, notably at Bennington College in Vermont [1934-1940] and the Art Students League [1940-1946]. In 1942 he joined the faculty at Bard College, where he was chairman of the Art Department for seventeen years before he retired in 1961. Hirsch&emdash;painter, printmaker, and educator&emdash;died in New York in 1964. [credit: from The Phillips Collection, founded by Duncan Phillips]. Offered here is a colored chalk, or pastel, of a wild turkey. It is signed "S.H." in the lower right corner although you can hardly make it out. It is identified on the verso. Proenance: Collection of the noted sculptor, Robert Laurent [1890-1970], Ogunquit, Maine. Stefan Hirsch was a close friend of Laurent. Laurent was born in Concarneau, Brittany France. There, at the age of 12 his artistic talents were recognized by art connoisseur Hamilton Easter Field who then brought him to the United States. Field opened an art school in Ogunquit, Maine. In 1908 he travelled to Rome with Field and there studied with Maurice Sterne as well as with wood carver Giuseppe Doratori at the British Academy.Mat opening is 9-1/8 x 12". Not framed.

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    • STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist
      Jan. 19, 2019

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist

      Est: $600 - $800

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist closely aligned with the Precisionists, born in Nurnberg, Germany, to American parents. Growing up in Europe, he frequently visited museums and galleries, where he was introduced to the Old Masters and also became familiar with the innovations of contemporary painters. After studying law and art at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Hirsch settled in New York in 1919. During the 1920s, he painted images of industrial subjects that show an attention to detail, clean, dry outlines, and harmonious colors. While his highly structured early works reveal his debt to Cezanne, Hirsch favored the urban rather than the natural landscape. Like Demuth and Sheeler, Hirsch was attracted to the man made world, the American machine aesthetic, and his works typically depict the skyline of Lower Manhattan in a Precisionist-influenced, hard-edged geometric style. When Duncan Phillips's included works by Hirsch in his 1926 exhibition, the collector stated: "The steady progress of young Stefan Hirsch may be followed here through influences to invention. The Farmyard is quaintly seen in its tempera colors "a la Fra Angelico." The Mill Town is as infallibly decorative as a Japanese print and yet oh how American! The canvas entitled New York is a symbolical decoration&emdash;a concept of the great city rearing its fabulous towers and its walls without windows above the menace of a black river under the purity of a pellucid sky. The grim battlements of Industry are all beautiful in a strange harmony of subtly orchestrated tones." Throughout the 1920s Hirsch's works won wide acclaim, and he continued to paint while experimenting with printmaking, various subjects, and styles. His works were exhibited frequently and collected by many prestigious American museums. In 1929, he traveled to Mexico, where he was befriended by muralists David Siqueiros and Diego Rivera. Their influence can be seen in Hirsch's Social Realist paintings of the 1930s, works that increasingly became more painterly and luminous. He executed a series of murals in this vein for Federal buildings. During the 1930s and 1940s he focused his energies on teaching, notably at Bennington College in Vermont [1934-1940] and the Art Students League [1940-1946]. In 1942 he joined the faculty at Bard College, where he was chairman of the Art Department for seventeen years before he retired in 1961. Hirsch&emdash;painter, printmaker, and educator&emdash;died in New York in 1964. [credit: from The Phillips Collection, founded by Duncan Phillips]. Offered here is a colored chalk, or pastel, of a wild turkey. It is signed "S.H." in the lower right corner although you can hardly make it out. It is identified on the verso. Proenance: Collection of the noted sculptor, Robert Laurent [1890-1970], Ogunquit, Maine. Stefan Hirsch was a close friend of Laurent. Laurent was born in Concarneau, Brittany France. There, at the age of 12 his artistic talents were recognized by art connoisseur Hamilton Easter Field who then brought him to the United States. Field opened an art school in Ogunquit, Maine. In 1908 he travelled to Rome with Field and there studied with Maurice Sterne as well as with wood carver Giuseppe Doratori at the British Academy.Mat opening is 9-1/8 x 12". Not framed.

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    • STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist
      Dec. 15, 2018

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist

      Est: $600 - $800

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist closely aligned with the Precisionists, born in Nurnberg, Germany, to American parents. Growing up in Europe, he frequently visited museums and galleries, where he was introduced to the Old Masters and also became familiar with the innovations of contemporary painters. After studying law and art at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Hirsch settled in New York in 1919. During the 1920s, he painted images of industrial subjects that show an attention to detail, clean, dry outlines, and harmonious colors. While his highly structured early works reveal his debt to Cezanne, Hirsch favored the urban rather than the natural landscape. Like Demuth and Sheeler, Hirsch was attracted to the man made world, the American machine aesthetic, and his works typically depict the skyline of Lower Manhattan in a Precisionist-influenced, hard-edged geometric style. When Duncan Phillips's included works by Hirsch in his 1926 exhibition, the collector stated: "The steady progress of young Stefan Hirsch may be followed here through influences to invention. The Farmyard is quaintly seen in its tempera colors "a la Fra Angelico." The Mill Town is as infallibly decorative as a Japanese print and yet oh how American! The canvas entitled New York is a symbolical decoration&emdash;a concept of the great city rearing its fabulous towers and its walls without windows above the menace of a black river under the purity of a pellucid sky. The grim battlements of Industry are all beautiful in a strange harmony of subtly orchestrated tones." Throughout the 1920s Hirsch's works won wide acclaim, and he continued to paint while experimenting with printmaking, various subjects, and styles. His works were exhibited frequently and collected by many prestigious American museums. In 1929, he traveled to Mexico, where he was befriended by muralists David Siqueiros and Diego Rivera. Their influence can be seen in Hirsch's Social Realist paintings of the 1930s, works that increasingly became more painterly and luminous. He executed a series of murals in this vein for Federal buildings. During the 1930s and 1940s he focused his energies on teaching, notably at Bennington College in Vermont [1934-1940] and the Art Students League [1940-1946]. In 1942 he joined the faculty at Bard College, where he was chairman of the Art Department for seventeen years before he retired in 1961. Hirsch&emdash;painter, printmaker, and educator&emdash;died in New York in 1964. [credit: from The Phillips Collection, founded by Duncan Phillips]. Offered here is a colored chalk, or pastel, of a wild turkey. It is signed "S.H." in the lower right corner although you can hardly make it out. It is identified on the verso. Proenance: Collection of the noted sculptor, Robert Laurent [1890-1970], Ogunquit, Maine. Stefan Hirsch was a close friend of Laurent. Laurent was born in Concarneau, Brittany France. There, at the age of 12 his artistic talents were recognized by art connoisseur Hamilton Easter Field who then brought him to the United States. Field opened an art school in Ogunquit, Maine. In 1908 he travelled to Rome with Field and there studied with Maurice Sterne as well as with wood carver Giuseppe Doratori at the British Academy.Mat opening is 9-1/8 x 12". Not framed.

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    • STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist
      Nov. 03, 2018

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist

      Est: $600 - $800

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist closely aligned with the Precisionists, born in Nurnberg, Germany, to American parents. Growing up in Europe, he frequently visited museums and galleries, where he was introduced to the Old Masters and also became familiar with the innovations of contemporary painters. After studying law and art at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Hirsch settled in New York in 1919. During the 1920s, he painted images of industrial subjects that show an attention to detail, clean, dry outlines, and harmonious colors. While his highly structured early works reveal his debt to Cezanne, Hirsch favored the urban rather than the natural landscape. Like Demuth and Sheeler, Hirsch was attracted to the man made world, the American machine aesthetic, and his works typically depict the skyline of Lower Manhattan in a Precisionist-influenced, hard-edged geometric style. When Duncan Phillips's included works by Hirsch in his 1926 exhibition, the collector stated: "The steady progress of young Stefan Hirsch may be followed here through influences to invention. The Farmyard is quaintly seen in its tempera colors "a la Fra Angelico." The Mill Town is as infallibly decorative as a Japanese print and yet oh how American! The canvas entitled New York is a symbolical decoration&emdash;a concept of the great city rearing its fabulous towers and its walls without windows above the menace of a black river under the purity of a pellucid sky. The grim battlements of Industry are all beautiful in a strange harmony of subtly orchestrated tones." Throughout the 1920s Hirsch's works won wide acclaim, and he continued to paint while experimenting with printmaking, various subjects, and styles. His works were exhibited frequently and collected by many prestigious American museums. In 1929, he traveled to Mexico, where he was befriended by muralists David Siqueiros and Diego Rivera. Their influence can be seen in Hirsch's Social Realist paintings of the 1930s, works that increasingly became more painterly and luminous. He executed a series of murals in this vein for Federal buildings. During the 1930s and 1940s he focused his energies on teaching, notably at Bennington College in Vermont [1934-1940] and the Art Students League [1940-1946]. In 1942 he joined the faculty at Bard College, where he was chairman of the Art Department for seventeen years before he retired in 1961. Hirsch&emdash;painter, printmaker, and educator&emdash;died in New York in 1964. [credit: from The Phillips Collection, founded by Duncan Phillips]. Offered here is a colored chalk, or pastel, of a wild turkey. It is signed "S.H." in the lower right corner although you can hardly make it out. It is identified on the verso. Proenance: Collection of the noted sculptor, Robert Laurent [1890-1970], Ogunquit, Maine. Stefan Hirsch was a close friend of Laurent. Laurent was born in Concarneau, Brittany France. There, at the age of 12 his artistic talents were recognized by art connoisseur Hamilton Easter Field who then brought him to the United States. Field opened an art school in Ogunquit, Maine. In 1908 he travelled to Rome with Field and there studied with Maurice Sterne as well as with wood carver Giuseppe Doratori at the British Academy.Mat opening is 9-1/8 x 12". Not framed.

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    • STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist
      Oct. 06, 2018

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist

      Est: $600 - $800

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist closely aligned with the Precisionists, born in Nurnberg, Germany, to American parents. Growing up in Europe, he frequently visited museums and galleries, where he was introduced to the Old Masters and also became familiar with the innovations of contemporary painters. After studying law and art at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Hirsch settled in New York in 1919. During the 1920s, he painted images of industrial subjects that show an attention to detail, clean, dry outlines, and harmonious colors. While his highly structured early works reveal his debt to Cezanne, Hirsch favored the urban rather than the natural landscape. Like Demuth and Sheeler, Hirsch was attracted to the man made world, the American machine aesthetic, and his works typically depict the skyline of Lower Manhattan in a Precisionist-influenced, hard-edged geometric style. When Duncan Phillips's included works by Hirsch in his 1926 exhibition, the collector stated: "The steady progress of young Stefan Hirsch may be followed here through influences to invention. The Farmyard is quaintly seen in its tempera colors "a la Fra Angelico." The Mill Town is as infallibly decorative as a Japanese print and yet oh how American! The canvas entitled New York is a symbolical decoration&emdash;a concept of the great city rearing its fabulous towers and its walls without windows above the menace of a black river under the purity of a pellucid sky. The grim battlements of Industry are all beautiful in a strange harmony of subtly orchestrated tones." Throughout the 1920s Hirsch's works won wide acclaim, and he continued to paint while experimenting with printmaking, various subjects, and styles. His works were exhibited frequently and collected by many prestigious American museums. In 1929, he traveled to Mexico, where he was befriended by muralists David Siqueiros and Diego Rivera. Their influence can be seen in Hirsch's Social Realist paintings of the 1930s, works that increasingly became more painterly and luminous. He executed a series of murals in this vein for Federal buildings. During the 1930s and 1940s he focused his energies on teaching, notably at Bennington College in Vermont [1934-1940] and the Art Students League [1940-1946]. In 1942 he joined the faculty at Bard College, where he was chairman of the Art Department for seventeen years before he retired in 1961. Hirsch&emdash;painter, printmaker, and educator&emdash;died in New York in 1964. [credit: from The Phillips Collection, founded by Duncan Phillips]. Offered here is a colored chalk, or pastel, of a wild turkey. It is signed "S.H." in the lower right corner although you can hardly make it out. It is identified on the verso. Proenance: Collection of the noted sculptor, Robert Laurent [1890-1970], Ogunquit, Maine. Stefan Hirsch was a close friend of Laurent. Laurent was born in Concarneau, Brittany France. There, at the age of 12 his artistic talents were recognized by art connoisseur Hamilton Easter Field who then brought him to the United States. Field opened an art school in Ogunquit, Maine. In 1908 he travelled to Rome with Field and there studied with Maurice Sterne as well as with wood carver Giuseppe Doratori at the British Academy.Mat opening is 9-1/8 x 12". Not framed.

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    • STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist
      Sep. 08, 2018

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist

      Est: $600 - $800

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist closely aligned with the Precisionists, born in Nurnberg, Germany, to American parents. Growing up in Europe, he frequently visited museums and galleries, where he was introduced to the Old Masters and also became familiar with the innovations of contemporary painters. After studying law and art at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Hirsch settled in New York in 1919. During the 1920s, he painted images of industrial subjects that show an attention to detail, clean, dry outlines, and harmonious colors. While his highly structured early works reveal his debt to Cezanne, Hirsch favored the urban rather than the natural landscape. Like Demuth and Sheeler, Hirsch was attracted to the man made world, the American machine aesthetic, and his works typically depict the skyline of Lower Manhattan in a Precisionist-influenced, hard-edged geometric style. When Duncan Phillips's included works by Hirsch in his 1926 exhibition, the collector stated: "The steady progress of young Stefan Hirsch may be followed here through influences to invention. The Farmyard is quaintly seen in its tempera colors "a la Fra Angelico." The Mill Town is as infallibly decorative as a Japanese print and yet oh how American! The canvas entitled New York is a symbolical decoration&emdash;a concept of the great city rearing its fabulous towers and its walls without windows above the menace of a black river under the purity of a pellucid sky. The grim battlements of Industry are all beautiful in a strange harmony of subtly orchestrated tones." Throughout the 1920s Hirsch's works won wide acclaim, and he continued to paint while experimenting with printmaking, various subjects, and styles. His works were exhibited frequently and collected by many prestigious American museums. In 1929, he traveled to Mexico, where he was befriended by muralists David Siqueiros and Diego Rivera. Their influence can be seen in Hirsch's Social Realist paintings of the 1930s, works that increasingly became more painterly and luminous. He executed a series of murals in this vein for Federal buildings. During the 1930s and 1940s he focused his energies on teaching, notably at Bennington College in Vermont [1934-1940] and the Art Students League [1940-1946]. In 1942 he joined the faculty at Bard College, where he was chairman of the Art Department for seventeen years before he retired in 1961. Hirsch&emdash;painter, printmaker, and educator&emdash;died in New York in 1964. [credit: from The Phillips Collection, founded by Duncan Phillips]. Offered here is a colored chalk, or pastel, of a wild turkey. It is signed "S.H." in the lower right corner although you can hardly make it out. It is identified on the verso. Proenance: Collection of the noted sculptor, Robert Laurent [1890-1970], Ogunquit, Maine. Stefan Hirsch was a close friend of Laurent. Laurent was born in Concarneau, Brittany France. There, at the age of 12 his artistic talents were recognized by art connoisseur Hamilton Easter Field who then brought him to the United States. Field opened an art school in Ogunquit, Maine. In 1908 he travelled to Rome with Field and there studied with Maurice Sterne as well as with wood carver Giuseppe Doratori at the British Academy.Mat opening is 9-1/8 x 12". Not framed.

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    • STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist
      Aug. 09, 2018

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist

      Est: $600 - $800

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist closely aligned with the Precisionists, born in Nurnberg, Germany, to American parents. Growing up in Europe, he frequently visited museums and galleries, where he was introduced to the Old Masters and also became familiar with the innovations of contemporary painters. After studying law and art at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Hirsch settled in New York in 1919. During the 1920s, he painted images of industrial subjects that show an attention to detail, clean, dry outlines, and harmonious colors. While his highly structured early works reveal his debt to Cezanne, Hirsch favored the urban rather than the natural landscape. Like Demuth and Sheeler, Hirsch was attracted to the man made world, the American machine aesthetic, and his works typically depict the skyline of Lower Manhattan in a Precisionist-influenced, hard-edged geometric style. When Duncan Phillips's included works by Hirsch in his 1926 exhibition, the collector stated: "The steady progress of young Stefan Hirsch may be followed here through influences to invention. The Farmyard is quaintly seen in its tempera colors "a la Fra Angelico." The Mill Town is as infallibly decorative as a Japanese print and yet oh how American! The canvas entitled New York is a symbolical decoration&emdash;a concept of the great city rearing its fabulous towers and its walls without windows above the menace of a black river under the purity of a pellucid sky. The grim battlements of Industry are all beautiful in a strange harmony of subtly orchestrated tones." Throughout the 1920s Hirsch's works won wide acclaim, and he continued to paint while experimenting with printmaking, various subjects, and styles. His works were exhibited frequently and collected by many prestigious American museums. In 1929, he traveled to Mexico, where he was befriended by muralists David Siqueiros and Diego Rivera. Their influence can be seen in Hirsch's Social Realist paintings of the 1930s, works that increasingly became more painterly and luminous. He executed a series of murals in this vein for Federal buildings. During the 1930s and 1940s he focused his energies on teaching, notably at Bennington College in Vermont [1934-1940] and the Art Students League [1940-1946]. In 1942 he joined the faculty at Bard College, where he was chairman of the Art Department for seventeen years before he retired in 1961. Hirsch&emdash;painter, printmaker, and educator&emdash;died in New York in 1964. [credit: from The Phillips Collection, founded by Duncan Phillips]. Offered here is a colored chalk, or pastel, of a wild turkey. It is signed "S.H." in the lower right corner although you can hardly make it out. It is identified on the verso. Proenance: Collection of the noted sculptor, Robert Laurent [1890-1970], Ogunquit, Maine. Stefan Hirsch was a close friend of Laurent. Laurent was born in Concarneau, Brittany France. There, at the age of 12 his artistic talents were recognized by art connoisseur Hamilton Easter Field who then brought him to the United States. Field opened an art school in Ogunquit, Maine. In 1908 he travelled to Rome with Field and there studied with Maurice Sterne as well as with wood carver Giuseppe Doratori at the British Academy.Mat opening is 9-1/8 x 12". Not framed.

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    • STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist
      Jul. 11, 2018

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist

      Est: $600 - $800

      STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist closely aligned with the Precisionists, born in Nurnberg, Germany, to American parents. Growing up in Europe, he frequently visited museums and galleries, where he was introduced to the Old Masters and also became familiar with the innovations of contemporary painters. After studying law and art at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Hirsch settled in New York in 1919. During the 1920s, he painted images of industrial subjects that show an attention to detail, clean, dry outlines, and harmonious colors. While his highly structured early works reveal his debt to Cezanne, Hirsch favored the urban rather than the natural landscape. Like Demuth and Sheeler, Hirsch was attracted to the man made world, the American machine aesthetic, and his works typically depict the skyline of Lower Manhattan in a Precisionist-influenced, hard-edged geometric style. When Duncan Phillips's included works by Hirsch in his 1926 exhibition, the collector stated: "The steady progress of young Stefan Hirsch may be followed here through influences to invention. The Farmyard is quaintly seen in its tempera colors "a la Fra Angelico." The Mill Town is as infallibly decorative as a Japanese print and yet oh how American! The canvas entitled New York is a symbolical decoration&emdash;a concept of the great city rearing its fabulous towers and its walls without windows above the menace of a black river under the purity of a pellucid sky. The grim battlements of Industry are all beautiful in a strange harmony of subtly orchestrated tones." Throughout the 1920s Hirsch's works won wide acclaim, and he continued to paint while experimenting with printmaking, various subjects, and styles. His works were exhibited frequently and collected by many prestigious American museums. In 1929, he traveled to Mexico, where he was befriended by muralists David Siqueiros and Diego Rivera. Their influence can be seen in Hirsch's Social Realist paintings of the 1930s, works that increasingly became more painterly and luminous. He executed a series of murals in this vein for Federal buildings. During the 1930s and 1940s he focused his energies on teaching, notably at Bennington College in Vermont [1934-1940] and the Art Students League [1940-1946]. In 1942 he joined the faculty at Bard College, where he was chairman of the Art Department for seventeen years before he retired in 1961. Hirsch&emdash;painter, printmaker, and educator&emdash;died in New York in 1964. [credit: from The Phillips Collection, founded by Duncan Phillips]. Offered here is a colored chalk, or pastel, of a wild turkey. It is signed "S.H." in the lower right corner although you can hardly make it out. It is identified on the verso. Proenance: Collection of the noted sculptor, Robert Laurent [1890-1970], Ogunquit, Maine. Stefan Hirsch was a close friend of Laurent. Laurent was born in Concarneau, Brittany France. There, at the age of 12 his artistic talents were recognized by art connoisseur Hamilton Easter Field who then brought him to the United States. Field opened an art school in Ogunquit, Maine. In 1908 he travelled to Rome with Field and there studied with Maurice Sterne as well as with wood carver Giuseppe Doratori at the British Academy.Mat opening is 9-1/8 x 12". Not framed.

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