Also Known as: Mrs.I. B. Wolff, Mrs.Harold G. Wolff
Cincinnati, Ohio 1902
New York, New York 1988
Guy Pene du Bois, Portrait of Isabel Bishop, 1924, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum,Bequest of Edith S. and Arthur J. Levin 2005.5.60.
Isabel Bishop, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0001217
Luce Artist Quote
“What I ask of a painting is that it speaks back to me---if it doesn’t, it’s no good and I have to start again.” The artist, quoted in Lunde, Isabel Bishop, 1975
Painter and printmaker. Her preferred subjects were nudes, interiors, and urban landscapes—often Union Square in New York City—inhabited by shoppers and working people. She was a member of the Fourteenth Street School of social realist painters, which included Kenneth Hayes Miller, Reginald Marsh, Morris Kantor, and Moses and Raphael Soyer.
Joan Stahl American Artists in Photographic Portraits from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection (Washington, D.C. and Mineola, New York: National Museum of American Art and Dover Publications, Inc., 1995)
Luce Artist Biography
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