Louis Schanker - 1933
American modernist figurative abstract from 1933.
Louis Schanker, (1903-1981), lived in worked in New York and Connecticut, creating paintings, sculptures and prints. During his life, Schanker was known as a radical among radicals. He was an important early American modernist, was a founder of the American Abstract Artists and was a member of The Whitney Ten. Schanker studied in New York and Paris and taught for many years, first at the New School for Social Research, then at Bard College. He was one of the most prominent printmakers of the 1930’s in America.
This work, and oil on canvas, is titled ‘At the Cafe’ and was created in 1933.
Measures 19.5 inches by 23.5 inches sight size, and 23.75 inches by 27.5 inches by 2 inches overall including the frame.