1920s American modernist painting
De Hirsch Margules
De Hirsch Margules (American 1899-1965) was born in Iasi, Romania in 1899 and was brought to America while still an infant. His love of art developed at an early age and by age 11 Margules had won an award in an art contest. Margules studied briefly with Edwin Randby in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1917-18 before returning to New York. In 1929 Margules met Alfred Stieglitz and the two quickly became friends. Stieglitz introduced Margules to Marin in 1929. Marin and Margules too became close friends and Marin became a driving force in Margules life and work. By 1943 Margules had won a Brooklyn Museum Purchase Prize and his work was gaining much attention in the New York City art press. In his lifetime Margules had over 30 one-man shows and his works was regularly exhibited at Whitney Museum of American Art Annuals, from 1938 to 1956. Margules works are in the permanent collections of major collections around the world including the Whitney Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Birobidjian Collection in Russia, the Tel Aviv Museum, and the Walker Art Center, in Minneapolis, MN.
This work is an early work on paper from the 1920s.
c. 1920’s (marked P. ’28 lower right)
Watercolor on paper.
Measures 15 ½” x 19 ½” sight size, 18 ½” x 23 ½” overall including framing.