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1939 Louis Lozowick Born: Ludvinovka, Russia 1892 Died: South Orange, New Jersey 1973 pencil and charcoal pencil on illustration board image: 16 x 8 1/2 in. (40.6 x 21.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase © 1939, Lee Lozowick 1972.123 Not currently on view


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Lozowick’s fascination with bridges echoes the technological optimism that swept across America after World War I. He also believed that such subjects offered the opportunity to combine abstraction and representation in his art. Lozowick said, “There is no theoretical reason why the technical gains of abstraction cannot be used in the representation of an actual scene… If the graphic artist can avoid the danger of ornamental abstraction on the one hand and photographic realism on the other, if he can apply the force of new technical equipment to the wealth of new themes, no prospect for what he might accomplish would be too hopeful.”

Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009

Keywords

Architecture - bridge

drawing

pencil

paperboard - illustration board

About Louis Lozowick

Born: Ludvinovka, Russia 1892 Died: South Orange, New Jersey 1973

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