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Louis Schanker

 (1903 - 1981)
Louis Schanker was active/lived in New York, Connecticut.  Louis Schanker is known for abstract painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Louis Schanker

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.

As an 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.

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Peter Hasting Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art

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About  Louis Schanker

Born:  1903 - New York City
Died:   1981 - Stamford, Connecticut
Known for:  abstract painting, printmaking and sculpture