Early modernist oil painting
Early American modernist oil painting by Louis Schanker.
Louis Schanker, (1903-1981), lived in worked in New York and Connecticut, creating paintings, sculptures and prints. He was a founder of the American Abstract Artists, a member of The Whitney Ten, and was known as a radical among radicals.
Schanker studied in New York and Paris, and taught for many years, first at the New School for Social Research, then at Bard College. He was one of the most prominent printmakers of the 1930’s in America.
This work, and oil on canvas, is titled ‘At the Cafe’ and was created in 1933.
Measures 19.5″ x 23.5″ sight size, and 23.75″ x 27.5″ x 2″ overall including frame.