The Serenade by Albert Abramovitz(1879-1963)

$700.00 $875.00

unframed 10 1/2" x 11 1/2", framed 18 1/2" x 19 1/2".

A beautiful and demure painting of a reserved and modest musician playing for his nude and sensual audience. In great vintage condition. Framed. Gouche on paper. Signed. Date unknown. A unique painting.  Albert Abramovitz was an American woodcut artist and painter.  

Albert Abramovitz was born in Riga, Latvia. He studied art at the Imperial Art School in Odessa and at the Grande Chaumière in Paris. Between the years 1911 and 1913 he became a member of the Salon as well as a member of its jury. Abromovitz, becoming a member or of the Salon d’Automne, received a medal at Clichy. As well as the Grand Prize at the Universal Exhibition in Rome and Turin, Italy in 1911. 

In 1916, Abramovitz came to America. In 1921, he had a first solo show at the Civic Club in Manhattan. During the 1940’s and 50’s, he lived in Brooklyn.In the 1940’s he had a one-man show at the Bonestall Gallery (1940). He also exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago (1938, 1940), Union of American Artists (1940), American Artists Congresses exhibition (1941 “In Defense of Culture”), American Art, ACA Gallery (1942 – “Artists in the War”), New-Age Gallery (1943, 1946), National Academy of Design (1946), American Association of University Women (1946), and the American Artists Congress.  He died in 1963 in Seaford, New York.

His works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Also in the collections of the: British Museum, Library of Congress,  Victoria and Albert Museum.

Jewish American Artist