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Ira Moskowitz (1912-1985).
"Village of Zimapan." [Mexico]. Lithograph, 1940. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Inscribed "To my dear friends Jack & Cele." Edition unknown. Image size 11 1/4 x 15 1/4" (28.5 x 38.6 cm).
Ira Moskowitz – painter, printmaker – born in Turka, Poland, on March 15, 1912. He arrived in America with his family in 1928 and studied at the Art Students League under Harry Wickey. During his life, he received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1943. His work is included in the Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum, National Gallery of Art, and Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.
In the introduction of Patterns and Ceremonials of the Indians of the Southwest, John Sloan wrote "The drawings and lithographs by Ira Moskowitz are notable for an emotional response to the Indian life. He may be called a representational or realistic draftsman…."
Good condition, save for a minor light stain and some minor staining in the lower margin. Small tear in the outer lower margin.