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Ira Moskowitz

Born in Poland, in 1912, Moskowitz, came to New York City in 1927. He entered the Art Students League and studied with Harry Wickey, who became a strong influence in his art training. Staying at Wickey's country home, Moskowitz, made some excellent prints of the Hudson River Landscape. In 1939, he traveled to Mexico and did a series of drawings and lithographs of the Mexican village of Zimapan, portraying the people and their life. During the World War II era he completed a lithograph, "The War Worker," which won a prize in the exhibit, "Artists for Victory." Moskowitz received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1943 to illustrate the life of the Southwest Indians. His lithograph, "Storm at Taos Valley," was awarded the First Purchase Prize by the Library of Congress in 1945. Most of the drawings from this venture were made into lithographs and published in the book, Patterns and Ceremonies of the Southwest Indians. The book contained an introduction by artist, John Sloan, and text by John Collier, Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Both the book and lithographs are popular because of the romanticism and attraction of a forgotten culture. The art work of Moskowitz is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the Carnegie Institute, the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Museum of Navajo Ceremonial Art in Sante Fe, and the Philbrook Art Center in Oklahoma.



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Ira Moskowitz

Polish-American (1912-2001)
The Storm, Taos Valley
13-1/2 x 17-1/2 in.

Lithograph, 1944, edition 40. Czestochowski 117. Signed and dated on the stone, lower right; signed and titled in pencil. Notation in pencil, "To my good friend Jack and Cele." In good condition except for a slight mat stain from a previous mat opening. Full margins. Awarded First Purchase Prize, Library of Congress, 1948. Illustrated in American Prize Prints of the 20th Century, Albert Reese, 1949, pl.147, and The Rites and Ceremonies of the Indians of the Southwest, John Collier and Ira Moskowitz, 1949, p.18.


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The Storm, Taos Valley



Ira Moskowitz

Polish-American (1912-2001)
Mescalero Apache Dance of the Mountain Spirit
13-1/2 x 17-3/8 in.

Lithograph, 1946, edition 30. Czestochowski 179. Signed and dated on the stone; signed and titled in pencil. A slight trace of mat discoloration from a previous mat opening. Full margins. Illustrated in The Rites and Ceremonies of the Indians of the Southwest, John Collier and Ira Moskowitz, 1949, p.190.


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Mescalero Apache Dance of the Mountain Spirit



Ira Moskowitz

Polish-American (1912-2001)
Siatasha and Siaxtaca-Zuni Dancers
11-3/4 x 14 3/4 in.

Lithograph, 1946, edition 30. Czestochowski 157. Signed, dated, and titled in pencil. Full margins. Illustrated in The Rites and Ceremonies of the Indians of the Southwest, John Collier and Ira Moskowitz, 1949, p.181.


$1250.
Siatasha and Siaxtaca-Zuni Dancers



Ira Moskowitz

Polish-American (1912-2001)
San Geronimo's Day at Taos-Climbing the Pole
14-5/8 x 10-1/4 in.

Lithograph, 1946, edition 30. Czestochowski 193. Signed and dated on the stone, lower right; signed and titled in pencil. A slight trace of mat discoloration from a previous mat opening. Full margins. Illustrated in The Rites and Ceremonies of the Indians of the Southwest, John Collier and Ira Moskowitz, 1949, p.142.


$1100.
San Geronimo's Day at Taos-Climbing the Pole



Ira Moskowitz

Polish-American (1912-2001)
Hopi Snake Dance
11-3/4 x 15 7/8 in.

Lithograph, 1946, edition 30. Czestochowski 177. Signed and dated on the stone, lower left; signed and titled in pencil. Slight soiling in the margins. Full margins. Possibly the oldest of the Pueblo ceremonial dances. Illustrated in The Rites and Ceremonies of the Indians of the Southwest, John Collier and Ira Moskowitz, 1949, p.194.


$1100.
Hopi Snake Dance



Ira Moskowitz

Polish-American (1912-2001)
Eagle Dancers at Tesuque-Pueblo
11-1/4 x 15 in.

Lithograph, 1946, edition 30. Czestochowski 174. Signed and dated on the stone, lower left; signed and titled in pencil. A slight trace of mat discoloration from a previous mat opening. Full margins. Illustrated in The Rites and Ceremonies of the Indians of the Southwest, John Collier and Ira Moskowitz, 1949, p.192.


$1100.
Eagle Dancers at Tesuque-Pueblo



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