Abstraction #208

Artist Details

Name: Myron Kozman
Birth: 1916 Death: 2002
Nationality: American

Artwork Details

Date of Work: 1941
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Medium: screenprint on paper
Dimensions: 23 x 14 5/8 inches
Credit: Gift of the WPA

Myron Kozman is primarily known for his work in abstract expressionism. He received his degree from the Chicago School of Design in 1941. Founded by Bauhaus artist Lazlo Moholy Nagy, the Chicago School of Design had a strong influence on modern design. Moholy-Nagy encouraged Kozman’s interest in avant-garde techniques such as cameraless photography (the dripping of emulsion on photographic paper) and serigraph printing. With a stable source of income provided by the federal government, many WPA artists felt free to experiment creatively. In addition to abstract prints, Kozman created several abstract paintings for public spaces in the Chicago area while working for the WPA.

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