Sep 28, 2009

City Abstraction

City Abstraction

c. 1913

Abraham Walkowitz

(American, 1880–1965)

Pen and brush and black ink

Support: Cream(2) wove paper

Sheet: 17 x 13.3 cm (6 11/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Gift of Donald F. Barney, Jr., in honor of Carter Foster 1997.215



Abraham Walkowitz was an important American modernist who exhibited at the Armory Show and was associated with the circle of Alfred Stieglitz. This drawing dates from an important period of his career, when he was creating almost purely abstract images inspired by New York City.

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