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Nan Lurie

Nan Lurie was born and raised in New York City and received a scholarship to attend the Art Students League. She worked as an artist in the New York WPA Graphic Art Division for four years and was noted for her depiction of urban life in the big city. Lurie's WPA prints of the subway were mentioned in Michael W. Brooks book, Subway City, showing a strong feeling and relationship to the lives of the working class. Besides Lurie, other WPA artists produced prints showing social crisis and the life of the working class in the subway. Some of these artists are Louis Lozowick, Albert Potter, Harry Sternberg, Ruth Chaney, and Elizabeth Olds. Nan Lurie's work has been exhibited at the ACA Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts.



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Nan Lurie

American (1910-1980)
Subway Bootblack
13-3/4 x 17-3/4 in.

Lithograph, c.1935-42, edition about 25. Signed and titled in pencil. Full margins. Published by the Federal Art Project, WPA, NY. Illustrated in Subway City, Michael W. Brooks, 1997, pl.61. Provenance: Meyer Family Collection, New York Federal Art Project. This image was part of the WPA artists movement to show life in the New York City subways. The leering face on the poster and the dark shadows of the station project a somewhat eerie feeling in this underground passage.


$1200.
Subway Bootblack



Nan Lurie

American (1910-1980)
Blind Man
16-1/2 x 14 in.

Lithograph, c.1935-43, edition about 25. Signed and titled in pencil. Rubber stamp of the "Federal Art Project NYC WPA," Printed on wove paper with a watermark, Rives. In good condition with full margins. Sheet size: 25 x 15-7/8 in.


$500.
Blind Man



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