Presser Josef, 1907 – 1967

A well-known American, Polish and Russian artist. Born in Lyublino, the Russian Empire. In 1919 he moved to Boston, Massachusetts. In 1927 he received a scholarship from Boston Museum of Fine Arts for four years of art education in the school of the museum. His education was accompanied by constant travels to Europe to study the most famous mus...

A well-known American, Polish and Russian artist. Born in Lyublino, the Russian Empire. In 1919 he moved to Boston, Massachusetts. In 1927 he received a scholarship from Boston Museum of Fine Arts for four years of art education in the school of the museum. His education was accompanied by constant travels to Europe to study the most famous museum collections in France, Italy and Belgium. The first teacher of the artist, famous painter-impressionist, F. L. Hale, wrote about his student: "In my class there is a genius and I do not know what I should answer him." In 1931 he established his own studio in Philadelphia. Since 1934 - exhibitor and winner of numerous exhibitions, including the ones in Pennsylvania Art Museum, of the Association of American artists, of "Modern Painters" organization. In 1940 he moved to New York. In 1941 together with his wife, the artist A. Hart, he purchased summer studios in Woodstock (New York) and joined in the settlement of Independent Artists and Woodstock ArtistsХ Association. He taught painting at the school of Catholic University of America (New York) and in the North coastal art center on Long Island. The last three years of his life he worked in Paris. He became famous as a painter, graphic artist, illustrator and outstanding teacher. His works are kept in the Metropolitan Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the National Museum of American Art in Washington, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Louvre, etc.

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