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Eduard Buk Ulreich
'Navajo Family', Santa Fe, Modernism, Corcoran, Whitney, PAFA, AIC, WPA

Circa 1945



Signed lower center, 'by Buk' for Eduard Buk Ulreich (American, 1889-1966), dedicated lower center, 'for Ruth' and painted circa 1945. Additionally signed and titled verso 'Navajo Family Getting Ready to Move'. Painter, sculptor, muralist, designer and magazine illustrator Eduard Ulreich was born in Austro-Hungary and moved to America with his family as a child. Ulreich attended the Kansas City Art Institute, where he studied under Mademoiselle F. Blumberg and later received a scholarship to continue his education at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. After serving in World War I, Ulreich moved to New York and worked as a WPA artist painting murals throughout the United States. His works include murals in the Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center and United States Post Offices in Columbia, Missouri; Tallahassee, Florida; Concord, North Carolina; and New Rockford, North Dakota. Ulreich additionally designed and painted murals in Chicago for the Temple Building and a marble mosaics mural for the 1933 Chicago World Fair's Century of Progress Exhibition. Ulreich was a member of the Guild of Free Lance Artists. He exhibited widely and with success including at the Art Institute of Chicago (1925), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (1914-15, 1929-31, 1934, 1939), Corcoran Gallery (1928, 1930), Anderson Gallery (1923), the Whitney Museum of American Art and Gump's Gallery in San Francisco (1943). Reference: Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America, Peter Hastings Falk, Sound View Press 1999, Vol. 3, p.3366; E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Jacques Busse, 1999 Nouvelle Édition, Gründ 1911, Vol. 13, p. 903; Thieme-Becker Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zu Gengenwart, Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag 1992, Vol. 33/34, p. 558; Christine Roussel, The Guide to the Art of Rockefeller Center; Mallett’s Index of Artists, Daniel Trowbridge Mallett, Peter Smith: New York 1948 Edition, R.R. Bowker Company 1935, p. 446; et al.


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