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Michael Loew Art

American, 1907-1985

Michael Loew was born on May 8, 1907 and was the son of a New York City baker. After high school, he was an apprentice to a stained-glass maker and from 1926–29, he studied at the Art Students League. In 1929, he traveled to Paris, North Africa, Germany and Italy with a group of artists, including Max Schnitzler and Alfred Jensen. When he returned to New York City in 1931, the Great Depression hit Loew unexpectedly and for the next two years, he paid his apartment rent with his paintings. In 1935, he found work with the Works Progress Administration where he painted murals and partnered up with longtime friend Willem de Kooning in 1939 on a mural for the Hall of Pharmacy at the New York World's Fair. Their friendship lasted for the rest of their lives and in fact, Loew met his wife Mildred through a friend of de Kooning's. He traveled to Mexico in the late 1930s. Loew had a strong interest in artists' rights and activism and as president of the Artists Union, he led a protest which involved artists chaining themselves to poles in Union Square. After Pearl Harbor, Loew joined the Navy and served as the battalion artist for the Seabees in the Pacific. When he returned in 1946, his painting moved quickly toward abstraction. From 1947–49, he studied post-cubism at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts. In 1948, he joined the Spiral Group, an organization of artists devoted to the exhibition of experimental art. The Artists Gallery in New York hosted his first one-man show in 1949 and one year later, he enrolled at the Atelier Léger in Paris. In 1956, he began teaching in the United States. By 1985 he had been an instructor at the Portland Museum School, University of California at Berkeley and the School of Visual Arts. His works are in the collections of prominent institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He died on November 14, 1985, in New York.

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Artist: Michael Loew
Red Above Blue, 1966
By Michael Loew
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Michael Loew (1907-1985). Red Above Blue, 1966. Acrylic on canvas, 39 x 56 inches. Signed lower right. Signed, titled and dated en verso. Excellent condition. Biography: Michael Loew was born in 1907 and was the son of a New York City baker. After high school, he was an apprentice to a stained-glass maker, and from 1926-1929, he studied at the Art Student’s League. In 1929, he traveled to Paris, North Africa, Germany, and Italy with a group of artists, including Max Schnitzler...
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1960s Hard-Edge Michael Loew Art

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Linen, Acrylic

Blue Edge 20th century oil painting Abstract 60s color field by Michael Loew
By Michael Loew
Located in New York, NY
This painting is sold with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Estate of Michael Loew. In the late 1920s Michael Loew was enrolled at the Art Student’s League and later was in France where he studied with Fernand Leger. Loew was close and longtime friends with Wilem de Kooning who influenced his work. After Pearl Harbor, Loew joined the Navy...
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1960s Color-Field Michael Loew Art

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled
By Michael Loew
Located in Lawrence, NY
Oil on Bristol Board Like many of his peers--including de Kooning, Pollock, Rothko and others--Loew painted in a figurative style before the war and participated in the WPA mural pr...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Michael Loew Art

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Oil

Cubist Nude 52
By Michael Loew
Located in Lawrence, NY
India Ink on paper; Provenance: Estate of artist, Vincent Vallarino Gallery Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to present a suite of early, cubist-inspired nudes by first generation abst...
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1950s Cubist Michael Loew Art

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India Ink

WPA Mural Study 1940 American Scene Modern Social Realism Figurative Mid Century
By Michael Loew
Located in New York, NY
WPA Mural Study 1940 American Scene Modern Social Realism Figurative Mid Century Michael Loew (1907-1985) Detail for Mural (Social Security Building Washington D.C.) 24 x 24 inches ...
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1940s American Realist Michael Loew Art

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Canvas, Oil

Cubist Nude 43
By Michael Loew
Located in Lawrence, NY
India Ink on paper; Provenance: Estate of artist, Vincent Vallarino Gallery Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to present a suite of early, cubist-inspired nudes by first generation abst...
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1950s Cubist Michael Loew Art

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India Ink

Cubist Nude 37
By Michael Loew
Located in Lawrence, NY
India Ink on paper; Provenance: Estate of artist, Vincent Vallarino Gallery Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to present a suite of early, cubist-inspired nudes by first generation abst...
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1950s Cubist Michael Loew Art

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India Ink

Cubist Nude 79
By Michael Loew
Located in Lawrence, NY
India Ink on paper; Provenance: Estate of artist, Vincent Vallarino Gallery Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to present a suite of early, cubist-inspired nudes by first generation abst...
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1950s Cubist Michael Loew Art

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India Ink

Cubist Nude 80
By Michael Loew
Located in Lawrence, NY
India Ink on paper; Provenance: Estate of artist, Vincent Vallarino Gallery Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to present a suite of early, cubist-inspired nudes by first generation abst...
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1950s Cubist Michael Loew Art

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India Ink

Cubist Nude 112
By Michael Loew
Located in Lawrence, NY
India Ink on paper; Provenance: Estate of artist, Vincent Vallarino Gallery Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to present a suite of early, cubist-inspired nudes by first generation abst...
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1950s Cubist Michael Loew Art

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India Ink

Cubist Nude 62
By Michael Loew
Located in Lawrence, NY
India Ink on paper; Provenance: Estate of artist, Vincent Vallarino Gallery Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to present a suite of early, cubist-inspired nudes by first generation abst...
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1950s Cubist Michael Loew Art

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India Ink

"Concert" Early 20th Century WPA Modernism American City Landscape Scene Ashcan
By Michael Loew
Located in New York, NY
"Concert" Early 20th Century WPA Modernism American City Landscape Scene Ashcan The size of the canvas 28 3/4 x 43 1/4 inches. The painting comes directly from the artist's estate. It is signed lower right as well as signed, titled and dated verso. We have available more than two dozen paintings and works on paper from the 1930s - 80s that come directly from the Loew estate. BIO Michael Loew (1907 – 1985) was the son of a New York City baker. After high school, he was an apprentice to a stained-glass maker, and from 1926-1929, he studied at the Art Students League. In 1929, he traveled to Paris, North Africa, Germany, and Italy with a group of artists. When he returned to New York City in 1931, the Great Depression hit Loew unexpectedly, and for the next two years he paid his apartment rent with his paintings. In 1935, he found work with the WPA where he painted murals and partnered up with longtime friend Willem de Kooning in 1939 on a mural for the Hall of Pharmacy at the New York World’s Fair. Their friendship lasted for the rest of their lives. In the mid-30’s he painted in Mexico and the Yucatán documenting the construction of a U.S. Naval airbase on Tinian Island. It was from this airbase that the Enola...
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1920s American Modern Michael Loew Art

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Canvas, Oil

Nude No. 22
By Michael Loew
Located in Lawrence, NY
India Ink on paper; Provenance: Estate of artist, Vincent Vallarino Gallery Like many of his peers--including de Kooning, Pollock, Rothko and others--Loew painted in a figurative s...
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1950s Cubist Michael Loew Art

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India Ink

Nude No. 20
By Michael Loew
Located in Lawrence, NY
India Ink on paper; Provenance: Estate of artist; estate number en verso Like many of his peers--including de Kooning, Pollock, Rothko and others--Loew painted in a figurative styl...
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1950s Cubist Michael Loew Art

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India Ink

black and white abstract expressionist
By Michael Loew
Located in Greenwich, CT
This sensitively rendered though powerful ink on paper was created in 1946 shortly after Loew returned from active duty where he served at the US Naval airbase on Tinian Island, the ...
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1940s Abstract Michael Loew Art

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Ink, Rag Paper

Mural Study 1933 Depression Era Mid-Century WPA Modern American Scene Drawing
By Michael Loew
Located in New York, NY
Mural Study 1933 Depression Era Mid-Century WPA Modern American Scene Drawing. Study to Scale Mural Sketch for “Evolution of Textile Production” East. All,...
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1930s American Modern Michael Loew Art

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Board, Egg Tempera

Yellow Aura, White Series #4
By Michael Loew
Located in Lawrence, NY
Like many of his peers--including de Kooning, Pollock, Rothko and others--Loew painted in a figurative style before the war and participated in the WPA mural project which gave other...
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1970s Constructivist Michael Loew Art

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Acrylic

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