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Hyman Katz

 (1899 - 1988)
Hyman William Katz was active/lived in New York, California / Poland.  Hyman Katz is known for etching, painting.

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Hyman Katz


A great New York artist of the Depression era, Hyman Katz studied etching under William Auerbach Levy, in Manhattan, and under Miller at the National Academy of Design.  Katz's first etchings date from the early 1920's.  During the following twenty years he created many extraordinary views of his native city and elsewhere.  However, coming from somewhat impoverished surroundings, Katz was mainly ignored by Manhattan's art critics and societies.  Help came from the New York branch of the W. P. A. -- the now famous Works Progress Administration.  Founded by President Roosevelt in 1935, the W. P. A. actively assisted artists during the bleak years of the Great Depression. Without its aid, most of the many mas  ...  Displaying 750 of 2055 characters.



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About  Hyman Katz

Born:  1899 - Poland
Died:   1988 - Desert Hot Springs, California
Known for:  etching, painting