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Artist of the moment…….Irving Norman

Irving Norman was born in Vilna, Russian Empire in the year 1906. After World War 2 this area became the country of Poland. Norman was a Surrealist painter and was adept and painting large groupings of people. His family came to the United States in 1923. The family lived in New York City and he became a barber.

For his artistic education Norman attended the California School of Fine Arts. Norman studied at the Art Students League of New York City where he mentored under Robert Beverly Hale, a master at painting and drawing the figure.

Norman was influenced by Pablo Picasso and the great Mexican muralist painters including Diego Rivera and more so Jose Orozco. Norman worked in watercolors, oils, and was an excellent draftsman.

Norman was under surveillance by the F.B.I. for his political beliefs.

Norman has been part of the shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the San Francisco Museum of Art.

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If you enjoy this type of Surrealism be sure and check out painter Hillary Harkness, already profiled here. Harkness paints in great detail large groups of women at sea and on boats. A true woman’s world. Below is an example of Hilary Harkness, she enjoys painting large groups of women on boats much of the time:

In this clip we view a show by Irving Norman:

In this clip curators speak about the art of Irving Norman:

Irving Norman passed away in 1989.

What a wonderful Surrealist painter!

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