Louis Lozowick (1892 - 1973)
Painter and printmaker Louis Lozowick, is best known for his Art Deco lithographs, which he first created in the 1920s, was born in Ludvinovka, Ukraine, then part of the Russian Empire. He studied at the Kiev Art School before emigrating to the United States in 1906, joining his brother in New York. He continued his studies at the National Academy of Design and subsequently graduated with honors from Ohio State University. Lozowick lived in Europe from 1919 to 1924, where he met Moholy-Nagy, Lissitsky, and several other avant-garde artists.
Returning to the New York City, he joined the editorial board of New Masses in 1924, where his geometric realistic style was well received. In 1943 Lozowick moved to New Jersey and continued to paint and make prints that dealt primarily with social realist themes, an interest that endured throughout his career. He was a member of the American Artists Congress. Lozowick is represented in numerous institutional collections, including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern art in New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; The national Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; and the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Louis Lozowick died in Jersey City, New Jersey.
City on a Rock
Lithograph, 1931; edition of 242. Image size 12-7/8" x 8-1/8"; sheet size 16" x 11½". Published by The Print Club of Cleveland, Ohio. Signed by Lozowick in pencil in the lower margin. Fine.