Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 97

Price Realized: $ 1,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000

JOSEPH HIRSCH (1910-1981)

Lithograph. 246x347 mm; 9 3/4x13 7/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 250. Signed in pencil, lower right. Printed by George Miller, New York. Published by Associated American Artists, New York. 1945.

A very good impression. Cole 11.

Born in Philadephia, Hirsch began studying art at the age of 17. He attended the Philadelphia Museum School, and furthered his studies with Henry Hensche (1899-1992) in Provincetown, Massachusetts and George Luks (1867-1933) in New York. He learned social realism under Luks, which he embraced throughout his career. During the 1930s, he was engaged in the easel painting division of the WPA. He also worked on murals during this time, painting them for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Office Building, the Family Court Building and the Benjamin Franklin High School in Philadelphia.