(1897 - 1982)
Abraham S. Weiner was active/lived in California / Ukraine, Russian Federation. Abraham Weiner is known for figure, surrealism, designer.
Biography from the Archives of askART
by A. S. Weiner Marks Him as Able Artist. An exhibition of 17 oil and 38
water-color paintings by A. S. Weiner, at the Stendahl Galleries, introduces a
painter who should at once take an important place here. Most of his subjects
were found close to his home at Ocean Park. A few date from earlier years in
Chicago. At his best Weiner is both an interpreter of life and a composer in
color and form. His best, to this reviewer, means such oils as the small ‘Ocean
Front Drive-In,’ with its strong forms made up of delicate sea colors, the
three richly worked paintings of the concessions on the amusement pier and the
large ‘Santa Monica Bay.’ The artist has divided his time between spells of
working in the detailed field of industrial architecture and the pursuit of
painting. There are no slipshod passages in his work. He builds up his pictures
with many minute changes of color and tone. They reward a slow, quiet
inspection.” per LAT, September 6, 1942,
p. C5; in group show at LA County Museum, per LAT, March 11, 1945, page B4; exhibited with LA branch of Artists Equity
Assn. at Associated American Artists Galleries, Beverly Hills, per LAT, April 24, 1949, page D 4; brief rev.
of one-man show at Cowie Galleries, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, per LAT, June 13, 1954, page D 6; feature
article by Lawrence Lipton in Intro
Bulletin – a literary newspaper of the arts published in New York – gives
insight into Weiner’s aims and methods, so says LAT, January 22, 1956, page D 7; and possibly other refs. in the
historic LAT (ProQuest).
Biography from the Archives of askART
Source: Nancy Dustin Moure, "Santa Cruz Art League Statewide Art Exhibition Index, First through Twenty-seventh, 1928-1957 (Publications in California Art, No. 12)"
Biography from Martin-Zambito Fine Art
Born in Vinnitza, Russia on March 30, 1897. Weiner immigrated to the U.S. at an early age. He studied at the University of Michigan and Studio School of Art in Chicago. He lived in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles prior to 1943. He worked there as a set designer for 20th Century Fox. He died in Los Angeles on May 7, 1967. Working in watercolor, oil, and pastel, he produced landscapes and still lifes. Exh: Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1942; SFMA, 1943 (solo); UCLA, 1943 (solo); Denver Museum, 1944, 1945; Calif. WC Society, 1944; Oakland Art Gallery, 1944-46; Foundation of Western Art (LA), 1944; Glendale AA, 1945 (award); LA AA, 1945; LACMA, 1945 (solo); Santa Barbara Museum, 1946 (solo).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Artists of the American West
(Doris Dawdy); Who's Who in American Art
1947-62; Los Angeles Times, 5-9-1967 (obituary).Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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B.A. Architecture, University of Michigan, 1922
Art Studies under: Victor Poole, Chicago Art Institute
John Norton, Studio School of Art, Chicago
Alexander Archipenko, Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Los Angeles Art Association
Stendahl Gallery, Los Angeles
Denver Art Museum
Oakland Art Museum
Los Angeles County Museum (solo exhibitions 1944,45 & 52)
San Francisco Museum (solo exhibition, 1945)
National Academy of Design, NYC.
Du Page County, Illinois, Artists Prize
Honorable Mentions: Los Angeles Artists & Vicinity Exhibition, 1944 Glendale Art Association Exhibition, 1944
First Prize, Glendale Art Association, 1945
Holy Barbarians, by Lawrence Lipton, 1959
Big Sur & The Oranges of Hieronymous Bosch by Henry Miller
Intro Bulletin, A Literary Newspaper of the Arts, NYC.
Who's Who in American Art
Who's Who in the West
Who's Who in the Jewish World
Israeli Honorarium, Art Director: 20th Century Fox Films
Martin-Zambito Fine Art
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