Artist of the moment…….Morris Kantor

 

Morris Kantor was born in Minsk, Russia in the year 1896. His family emigrated to the United States in 1906. Kantor painted in many styles including Futurist, Modernist, and Cubist styles. I enjoy his works most that are portraits done in a manner that is very expressive when it comes to the viewer regarding the emotions of the sitter.

The photograph in the gallery is the artist himself.

For his artistic education Kantor attended the Independent School of Art which was based out of New York City. The school closed down long ago.

Kantor also taught at the Art Student’s League of New York City and Cooper Union College also located in New York City.

Kantor was also involved in the governments WPA program.

Morris Kantor passed away in 1974.

The artist is part of many public and private collections including the Smithsonian.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

This artist I could also classify as a Social Realist painter. Like many artists who worked in the 1920s and 1930s Kantor possessed a great talent for capturing the emotions of people.

Another artist able to capture the gloomy feelings of people was the great Kathe Kolwitz.

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