Friday, April 21, 2017
New Deal Lighthouse Art (4/5): "The Clouds"
Above: "The Clouds," a drypoint on paper by Lawrence Kupferman (1909-1982), created while he was in the WPA's Federal Art Project, 1937. According to the Weinstein Gallery in San Francisco, "Kupferman worked as an artist for the WPA in the 1930s, developing a strictly realist style that depicted Victorian houses and other detailed architectural images. Around 1943 Kupferman began to integrate more expressionistic forms into his works. He soon moved completely away from recognizable subject matter and definitively became an abstract painter." Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.