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    Louis Lozowick (American, 1892-1973)
    After the Fire (Snow After a Fire), circa 1940
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    13-1/4 x 10 inches (33.7 x 25.4 cm) (image)
    Signed lower right: Louis Lozowick

    This work is a preliminary study for Lozowick's 1940 lithograph by the same title, which he produced for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration. "A house that Lozowick had passed one morning on his way from Croton-on-Hudson to New York City was no longer standing when he returned that afternoon. In the intervening hours, it had been destroyed by fire" (J. Flint, The Prints of Louis Lozowick: A Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 1982, p. 139, no. 169).

    Condition Report*: Sheet is secured to mat using archival corners, measuring 18.5 x 13.625 inches; there appears to be light overall paper discoloration and toning along edges; minor matburn and vestiges of old adhesive as well as an approx. 2.75 inch small tear at upper right corner in margin, not visible when framed; otherwise, work remains in good overall condition; framed under glass.
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    September, 2015
    12th-13th Saturday-Sunday
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