Jacob Semiatin 1953 Watercolor Portrait

Jacob Semiatin 1953 Watercolor Portrait


Jacob Semiatin, 1953, Portrait, Watercolor on Strathmore Paper, 22"x15", Unframed

Very Good Condition - Minor wear consistent with age and history. Small 1/2" tear at bottom of paper, does not affect image.

Original, mid century watercolor by Jacob Semiatin. Signed and dated 1953 in ink lower right. 

Jacob Semiatin was born to Hungarian Jewish parents in Dublin in 1915. His parents were seeking the American dream and five years later Jacob was in Brooklyn, NY. He became a member of the Brooklyn society of artists and in the late 30s and 40s exhibited at their shows. During this period, many works were created of Brooklyn and the New York area. He served his country in the army in WWII and painted many watercolors of the American Southwest. After the war he embraced abstract art and developed a friendship with James Johnson Sweeney, the 2nd director of the Guggenheim Museum (1952-1960).

Semiatin's first one-man show was at the Contemporary Arts Gallery in New York, the same site where artist Mark Rothko was introduced.

Other prominent shows include:

-The Galerie Internationale, New York, NY

-The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, Ny

-The Glass Gallery, New York, NY

-The Ariel Gallery, New York, NY

Permanent collections include:

-The Houston Museum of Modern Art

-The Jewish Museum, Dublin, Ireland

-Ted Turner

-William Clinton Library

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