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Study for Prisoners, 1963

 Item
Identifier: B333.08.0003.00010

Overview

Watercolor portrait of an inmate behind black prison bars; just the face, neck and tops of shoulders are visible. Face is very angular and done in an expressionist style. Inmate has blue field across forhead and down the subject's right side of face, red field behind figure and light tan color above forehead and along shoulders.

Label affixed to back of frame from a 2013/2014 a Maria Lowenstein Restrospective at Niza Knoll Gallery states that this is an acrylic painting but it is a watercolor.

Dates

  • 1963

Creator

Physical Description

Simple dark metal frame with 3" cornflower blue colored mat. White paper with black, blue, red, tan and grey watercolor. Good condition.

Extent

From the File: 2 Linear Feet (1 flat box (21 x 25 x 3 inches))

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Materials in this collection were gathered and preserved by Henry Lowenstein's mother Maria Loewenstein. Materials include legal documents and correspondence from the Nazi government of Germany, identification papers issued by the Nazi government, ration books, personal correspondence including letters from family sent through the Red Cross and friends in the Theresienstadt Concntration Camp and Lodz (Lodj) Ghetto, photographs, legal documents and utility receipts used by Maria Loewenstein to prove she was not a Jew, admission and discharge papers from the Wittenauer Sanatorium, Socialist Democratic Party membership cards, and Henry Lowenstein's videographed oral history and an exhibit book containing a brief written history of his family. The collection also contains artwork created by Marie and Henry Lowenstein. The collection ranges from 1848 to 2013.

Custodial History

Donated by Henry Lowenstein

Physical Description

Simple dark metal frame with 3" cornflower blue colored mat. White paper with black, blue, red, tan and grey watercolor. Good condition.

Dimensions

50 x 41 cm. framed 34 x 25.5 cm window mat opening

General

Title derived from label affixed to back of frame from a 2013/2014 a Maria Lowenstein Restrospective at Niza Knoll Gallery.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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