Original Painting: "Man With A Cane." William GROPPER.

Original Painting: "Man With A Cane."

1954. Paperback. with ACA Gallery label on reverse, just above Gropper's ink hand-stamp. Provenance: estate of American philosopher, author and civil libertarian Corliss Lamont; his name added in pencil to the gallery label, presumably to note his purchase of the painting. Surface scratches to masonite; mild wear to frame; image undisturbed. Gropper, whose fame as an illustrator and political caricaturist was established in the 1930's, held one man shows at ACA Gallery (New York) in 1954, 1956, & 1958, where he exhibited many of the paintings inspired by his visit to the Warsaw ghetto in the late 1940s. This image, of a rabbinical figure holding a cane and looking to the heavens, though undated, is likely from that period. Oil on Masonite board. 16-1/4" x 12"; signed lower left. In original hand-made frame.

Price: $2,500.00