(1903 - 1981)
Louis Schanker was active/lived in New York, Connecticut. Louis Schanker is known for abstract painting, printmaking and sculpture.
Known as one of The Whitney Ten, Louis Schanker became one of the
protesters against the Whitney Museum for the museum's unwillingness to
exhibit abstract art. From 1940 to 1960, he taught at the New School of
Social Research in New York and from 1964 at Bard College.
artist, his emphasis was on experimentation and breaking away from
Regionalism and Precisionism to focus on abstraction and emotional
expression. However, he maintained that some element of realism lay at
the core of his work. In the 1930s, he was a WPA artist and
worked on murals in New York City.
Peter Hasting Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art