Detail for Mural (Social Security Building Washington D.C.) (1940)
Includes buyer's premium
oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches
From a private collection, by descent from the artist's estate
good condition, the medium is well attached to the support, a few areas of loss especially along the edges
The Estate of Michael Loew
Michael Loew’s abstract expressionist work, marked by experimentation with color and geometry, has earned him a stellar reputation on the New York art scene and beyond. A member of the Spiral Group, the artist was heavily involved in activism, particularly causes related to artist’s rights. In the 1930s, Loew created a series of murals for the WPA, collaborating at one point with friend and fellow artist Willem De Kooning on a mural for the New York World Fair. The artist taught for a time at the University of California at Berkeley and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. His work is held in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and many other important institutions.