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