Old Man In Blue by Saul Lishinsky (1922-2012)
Saul Lishinsky was a well-known, respected New York Artist known for his murals.
Painted canvas mounted on cream board, box mounted.
Frame in poor condition, needs to be replaced or refinished. Plexiglass and internal both in very good condition.
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I was in NYC about 10 years ago and discovered his work in an outdoor market. I was taken by the color and the incredible detail. I have several of his pieces, as do my clients, I will be listing more as I photograph them. Very unique… here is a bit about him…
Lishinsky studied at the Art Students League. He counted among his close friends, important artist of the day including; Alice Neel, Phillip Reisman, Anthony Toney, Joseph Solomon, John Krucman, Louis Harris and Theo Fried.
Lishinksy’s social activism led him to form the group Bronx Community Murals where murals were produced by everyday people, children, and the mentally ill in a variety of public spaces. In Requiem “he constructed a monument to the holocausts to which humanity has been subjected. Bodies in coffins, people in cages appear in a subway station setting, creating a macabre setting. In the midst of this tragedy appears a group of people making music, a tribute to the power of the human spirit despite the horrors.”
The artist regularly exhibited at the Westbeth Gallery which continued to exhibit his work until 2006. Other Solo exhibitions included four at the Hudson Guild in Provincetown, ACA, the Seligman Gallery, the Maitlan Gallery, the Eastside Gallery, and the Riverside Museum.
He painted everyday, and did up until his passing.