New Day Rising

Artist:Vladimir Yoffe
Date:1949
Medium:Watercolor on artist's paper
Dimensions:Sight size 10 1/2" X 13" Framed 15" X 17 3/4"
Condition:Excellent in original still sealed wood frame
Original Use:Fine art
Price:Sold
Full view

Full view

The artist's signature and date lower left

The artist's signature and date lower left

Detail

Detail

The Statue of Liberty beckons in this inspired dated 1949 fine-art exhibited watercolor by the Russian/American artist Vladimir Yoffe, who was an active New York City WPA artist and art deco designer in the 1930s and 40s. A colorful sunrise is captured in this moody, ominous city-scape, which shows lower Manhattan's picturesque skyline greeting the day as the bustling urban neighborhoods of the garment and meatpacking districts are obscured in a cloud of industrial steam. The artist emigrated from Russia to New York City during the lean years of the Great Depression and his deeply personal relationship with the city is on display in this landscape work. The artist created numerous commissioned paintings for The New Deal Federal Arts Project. His offerings included sculpture and architectural bas relief, his works were exhibited at The Whitney Museum, The Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts and New York's Metropolitan Museum. This watercolor is still housed in the original simple wood frame under glass with an unopened back. The verso shows a foil label from the Brooklyn art gallery Abraham & Strauss Inc. Picture Department.

Framed and matted view in original still verso sealed wood frame

Framed and matted view in original still verso sealed wood frame

Brooklyn New York art gallery label on verso paper.

Brooklyn New York art gallery label on verso paper.



 

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