Artist: Harry Brodsky
Title: Homeless Man
Year created: c. 1940s
Medium: Hand-Signed, Titled and Numbered Print on Paper
Edition: 4/24 Hand-Signed, Titled and Numbered Limited Edition
Height (inches): 19.25
Width (inches): 23.25
Signed by the artist
Signed Area: front
This piece is framed.
Includes a certificate of authenticity.
Description of piece:
Harry Brodsky's highly collectible work, Homeless Man, is numbered 4 from an extremely small limited edition of only 24 prints. It is hand-signed, titled and numbered by the artist, in pencil.
This visually striking work demonstrates Brodsky's mastery in composition, and his use of linear elements and geometric forms to add depth and visual interest. The juxtaposition of lines, angles and texture imbue the work with rich feeling, depth and complexity.
The artwork comes custom framed in a wide black gallery frame with a white mat offset with a contrasting black core. Framed size is 19.25" in height x 23.25" width. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Harry Brodsky (1909-1997) was an important 20th century Philadelphia printmaker & painter. Artistically active in the the 1930s, 1940s and beyond, Brodsky created art during one of the most economically depressed eras in American history, reflecting the contemporary culture in his art and acting as a zeitgeist for the pressing issues of his time, through his paintings and prints many of which mirror the difficult social conditions during that period.
The work created by Brodsky was some of the strongest material produced during that era. Amid the hothouse climate of the WPA, and the important and timely exhibitions of the Philadelphia Print Club, Brodsky thrived as an artist in a time of great social upheaval during the tumultuous days leading up to World War II.
The 1940s marked the beginning of Brodsky's deeper exploration of his acute talents for design and perspective, incorporating his skilled use of geometric shape and pattern; his compositions ranged from cubist and abstract to realistic.
Harry Brodsky's work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Whitney Museum, American Academy of Fine Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Carnegie Museum of Art, National Academy of Design, and Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, and his awards include prizes from the Brooklyn Museum and Philadelphia Print Club. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, British Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Print Club, Princeton University, National Museum of American Art, Hirshorn Museum, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and many others.
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