Moskovitz Ira, 1912 - 2001

Artist of emigration, graphic artist. Born in the town of Stryi, Lviv region. In 1914 his family moved to Prague, and in 1927 - to New York. He studied at the Art Students League (1928 - 1931) under the leadership of Henry Wickey. He started to exhibit his works in early 1930s. In 1943 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and moved to New Mexico...

Artist of emigration, graphic artist. Born in the town of Stryi, Lviv region. In 1914 his family moved to Prague, and in 1927 - to New York. He studied at the Art Students League (1928 - 1931) under the leadership of Henry Wickey. He started to exhibit his works in early 1930s. In 1943 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and moved to New Mexico, where he worked for seven years as an active member of the artistic group Taos-SanteFe. He created a large series of graphic works which brought him great popularity in the United States. Winner of the award of the Library of Congress (1945). In 1967 -1969 repeatedly visited Israel, where he held several solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (Haifa). Many works were devoted to Jewish topics, illustrated the different aspects of Israeli life and religion. His works are kept in the collections of the MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art (all in New York), collections of the Library of Congress (Washington) and Carnegie Institute (Pittsburgh), museums of Israel and France.

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