American painter of Latvian birth. He went to the USA when he was seven and received his early artistic training at the West End Community Center in Boston. He studied art with Denman Ross (18531935) of Harvard University, as a fellow pupil of Jack Levine. Among the paintings that he saw at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, he was particularly attracted to the thickly painted and richly coloured works of Georges Rouault and Chaïm Soutine. The first recognition of his expressionistic canvases came with his inclusion in the Americans 1942 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Rabbi with Torah 1955
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