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Irving Lehman Latin Mexican Period Modernist NY Russian American WPA Artist  {1}
Irving Lehman Latin Mexican Period Modernist NY Russian American WPA Artist  {1}

Irving Lehman Latin Mexican Period Modernist NY Russian American WPA Artist

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Irving G. Lehman Mexican Period Village Market Original Mixed Media Painting
Russian-American New York W.P.A. Modernist Artist
LEHMAN, Irving George (Russian/American, 1900-1983): Mexican Village Market, circa 1950-1960, watercolor & ink wash/paper, 19 x 25 inches, unsigned, Estate stamped verso. Unmatted & unframed.
Provenance:
This work was acquired from an heir of one of Lehman's relatives who lived and worked in the Greater New York area.
PLEASE SEE EXTENSIVE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION BELOW
Condition:
In as discovered in the home of the family of the artist condition. Faint linear crease of a few inches horizontally at general level of woman's and siesta taker's feet in area of central man's legs that is only visible in angular (raking) light that is part of a wave in the paper across the sheet along the same line that will lay down with matting (also some shallower vertical waves). Light diagonal corner crease lower right (shown from behind in reverse detail image). A few corner and edge frays with the upper right far corner area having a small compound tear that is presently secured by a tiny piece of masking tape to the reverse. Paper has mellowed to an off-white hue with a slight hit of darkening at the extreme edges. Unmatted and unframed. Most buyers will simply elect to mat, frame and enjoy.
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We offer free Continental U.S. packing and handling - you pay only the insured shipping charge. This item will be approximately 27 x 27 x 2.5 inches when well packed and weigh approximately 4.5 pounds.  Item must have a tracking number, be declared as merchandise and shipped with purchase price as declared value. All items insured by our choice of either the carrier or by our own policy.
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About the Artist:
Biography:
LEHMAN, Irving George (Russian / American 1900-1983)
Painter, sculptor, printmaker and mixed media artist.
Came to New York from Russia as a young man and had studios in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Studied at Cooper Union and National Academy of Design.
One-man shows of both painting and sculpture at ACA Galleries in early 1930’s.
Worked as a WPA (Works Progress Administration) artist during the Depression.
Member of American Art Congress, worked near Woodstock and in Columbia County, NY and visited Rockport, MA & Mexico.
Subjects include Brooklyn Navy Yard, Coney Island, Central Park, Greenwich Village, Camp Lexington in the Catskills and Jewish themes, as well as both Social Realist and Constructivist influenced figures.
Lehman exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago ( AIC ), Brooklyn Museum, National Academy of Design ( NAD ), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts ( PAFA ) Museum of Fine Arts, Bezalel, Israel as well as in Paris, France, Japan and elsewhere.
His oeuvre includes periods of considerable Constructivist, Ecole de Paris, Social Realist, Modernist, Abstract Expressionist, Regionalist, Judaic and Russian interest.
Lehman signed in both cursive and printed letters throughout his career.
The artist’s date of death is variously recorded as 1981, 1982 & 1983 (the correct date is ‘83).
There are several recognized Lehman estate stamps including "Red Rock Studio," a signature stamp and "Estate of" (as 1900-1982 as well as 1900-1983) as after the death of his wife (artist Martha Lehman) his art was dispersed to 11 heirs through numerous exhibitions and auctions in Manhattan, upstate N.Y., New England, Florida and Canada during the 1990’s.
He is listed in the major auction databases, Davenport’s, Mallett’s, Who Was Who in American Art and numerous other publications.
15 Publications for Irving Lehman from the AskArt database:
2005 AskART Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson (Editor)
The Artists Bluebook 34,000 North American Artists to March 2005, p479
2005 Davenport, Ray
Davenport's Art Reference: The Gold Edition, p2421
1999
Falk, Peter Hastings (Editor)
Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975, 3 volumes, p3724
1991
Falk, Peter Hastings (Editor)
The Annual & Biennial Exhibition Record of the Whitney Museum of Art
Exhibition catalog), p468
1991
Marlor, Clark S.
The Salons of America (Exhibition catalog) , p242
1990
Falk, Peter Hastings
Annual Exhibition Record, National Academy of Design: 1901-1950 (Exhibition catalog) , p622
1990
Falk, Peter Hastings (Editor)
The Annual Exhibition Record of the Art Institute of Chicago (Exhibition catalog), p1117
1989
Falk, Peter Hastings (Editor)
Annual Exhibition Record, 1914-68, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Exhibition catalog), p538
1988
Falk, Peter Hastings
Dictionary of Signatures & Monogram, p556
1986
Jaques Cattell Press
Who's Who in American Art-1986 1986, p1292
1985
Falk, Peter Hastings (Editor)
Who Was Who in American Art: Artists Active Between 1898-1947, p707
1984
Marlor, Clark S.
The Society of Independent Artists Exhibition Record 1917-1944 (Exhibition catalog), p600
1976 
Jaques Cattell Press
Who's Who in American Art, 1976 12th Edition, p756
1973
Jaques Cattell Press
Who's Who in American Art, 1973, p927
1947
Editors
Who's Who in American Art, 1947
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