Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 107

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 150 - $ 250

JOSEPH HIRSCH (1910-1981)

Window, (Male Nude in Window / Female Nude in Window).
Lithograph on paper. Full margins. Signed, Joseph Hirsch, and numbered, 2/100, in pencil, lower margin. 229x190 mm; 9x7 1/2 inches each.

Born in Philadelphia, 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.