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Michael Loew

 (1907 - 1985)
Michael Loew was active/lived in New York.  Michael Loew is known for abstract easel painting, illustration, WPA murals.

Biography   Michael Loew


Michael Loew was born in 1907 and was the son of a New York City baker.  After high school, he was an apprentice to a stained-glass maker, and from 1926-1929, he studied at the Art Student's League.

In 1929, he traveled to Paris, North Africa, Germany, and Italy with a group of artists, including Max Schnitzler and Alfred Jensen.  When he returned to New York City in 1931, the Great Depression hit Loew unexpectedly, and for the next two years he paid his apartment rent with his paintings.  In 1935, he found work with the WPA where he painted murals and partnered up with longtime friend Willem de Kooning in 1939 on a mural for the Hall of Pharmacy at the New York World's Fair.  Their friendship lasted for the   ...  Displaying 750 of 2207 characters.

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