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Stefan Hirsch

Stefan Hirsch was born in Germany of American parents and received his art education at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He settled in New York in 1919 and was attracted to industry and the machine age, working in a precisionist manner, preferring urban rather than a natural landscape. He experimented with printmaking, other subjects and styles, and in 1929, traveled to Mexico where he became friends with Diego Rivera and David Siqueiros. Their influence can be seen in his work on social realism. In 1938, a mural Hirsch produced for the WPA, Federal Arts Program, situated in an Aiken, South Carolina courthouse, had to be covered with a drape while court was in session. The local residents and a judge felt the woman depicting Justice resembled a mulatto. The title of the mural was "Justice as Protector and Avenger." From 1934-1946 he was an art teacher at Bennington College, Vermont, and the Art Students League in New York City. Hirsch finished his teaching career at Bard College, New York, where he was appointed chairman of the Art Department for seventeen years before retiring in 1961. He died in New York City in 1964. Reference: "American Art-The Phillips Collection"



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Stefan Hirsch

German-American (1899-1964)
Three Women with Hats
8-3/8 x 11-1/2 in.

Lithograph, 1924, edition 30. Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil. Printed on wove paper.


$450.
Three Women with Hats



Stefan Hirsch

German-American (1899-1964)
Mexican Market
9-1/4 x 12 in.

Lithograph, 1932, edition about 30. Signed and dated in pencil. Printed on wove paper with a watermark, BFK. Full margins.


$300.
Mexican Market



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