(1872 - 1946)
Morris Hirshfield was active/lived in New York / Poland, Russian Federation. Morris Hirshfield is known for decorative, symmetrical design painting, surrealism.
Morris Hirshfield was born on April 10, 1872, near the German border of Russian Poland. Although as a youth in Poland he carved wooden sculptures of religious subjects, he became a serious artist only during the last decade of his life. At the age of eighteen Hirshfield immigrated to the United States, where he pursued a business career in the clothing industry first as a dress and suit manufacturer and subsequently as a successful slipper manufacturer in Brooklyn.
Forced into retirement by ill health in 1935, he began to paint in 1937. Entirely self-taught, Hirshfield painted women, children, animals and architecture. He eschewed the use of use models, working from memory, from imagination and occasionally from postcards or other p ... Displaying 750 of 4008 characters.