New York

(American, 1892–1973)
Support: Rives BFK mold-made wove paper
Sheet: 40.3 x 29 cm (15 7/8 x 11 7/16 in.); Platemark: 29 x 22.9 cm (11 7/16 x 9 in.)
© Courtesy of the Estate of Louis Lozowick and Mary Ryan Gallery, NY
Catalogue raisonné: Flint 6
Edition: as few as 15 impressions
Location: not on view
This artwork is known to be under copyright.

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Lozowick traveled to France, Germany, and Russia in 1919, where he was influenced by Cubism, Futurism, and Constructivism. The result, to quote the artist, was "a new aesthetic approach to the civilization of today---a new plastic interpretation of the machine age." Born in the Ukraine, Lozowick came to the United States as a child and remained fascinated with views of urban America. His ordered, geometric designs reflect the beauty and vitality he found in cities, factories, and machines, stripped of extraneous detail. It was the optimism of the 1920s, the confidence in the progress of a rational society enhanced by the triumphs of science and engineering, that led to the glorification of industrialization. Lozowick wrote in 1927, "...the artist could...harness the forces of nature by using math and geometry in a very precise manner. In this manner the flowing rhythm of modern America may be gripped and stayed and its synthesis eloquently rendered in the native idiom."
New York

New York


Louis Lozowick

(American, 1892–1973)
America, 20th century

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