Lawrence Fine Art

Name : Irving Lehman
Biography :

1900-1983

Russian-American artist Lehman studied at the Art Students League and Coopers Union. Like many other artists of his generation, he painted for the WPA and then adopted a more abstract style after WWII.

Lehman spent much of his career in NYC. He had his first exhibition at ACA Gallery in 1934. He also exhibited at the Whitney, Nationial Academy, PAFA, Brooklyn Museum, Chicago Art Institute, and others.

The gouache is from his early period between his shows at the ACA Gallery and his WPA work. The Manhattan skyline becomes a stage setting for an interplay of color and form anticipating the more gestural abstraction of the post-WWII New York Abstract Expressionist School.

 

 

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