oil on canvas
54 x 50 inches
signed lower right and verso
frame dimensions: 55 x 51x 1 3/4 inches, strip frame
From a private collection, by descent from the artist's estate
overall in good condition, medium is well attached to support, minor repair to bottom left, stress cracks mostly in the green part
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.