Mid Century Jacob Semiatin Watercolor Portrait

Mid Century Jacob Semiatin Watercolor Portrait

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Jacob Semiatin

Portrait 2

1953

Watercolor on Strathmore Paper

22"x15", Unframed

Excellent Condition - Minor wear consistent with age and history.

Original, mid century, watercolor portrait by New York artist Jacob Semiatin. Unframed piece measures 22"x15" and is done on Strathmore paper. Signed in ink lower right. Back has date of c. 1953.

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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