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Art : Mid-century

Original August Mosca Drawing Signed and Dated 1962 Semi Nude Man Pencil Drawing With Watercolor

Artist: August Mosca (1905 - 2003)
Title: Untitled ( Young Man Semi Nude Seated )
Year: 1962
Medium: pencil on paper with added watercolor

"August Mosca was born in Naples, Italy on August 19, 1905. He immigrated to the United States with his family in 1911. Mosca studied at Yale University from 1924-26. He then attended Pratt Institute, Grand Central School and the Art Students League in New York City, where he studied with Harry Wickey.
In 1937 Mosca met Joseph Stella who introduced him to the silverpoint medium. He was greatly influenced by Stella, who died in 1946. It was Stella who actually encouraged Mosca to paint images of New York City. Mosca also painted many still lifes as well as the human figure.
As well as being a working painter, Mosca taught art at the Pratt Institute, Cooper Union, Art Students League, and in Tuxedo Park. Mosca’s first one-man show was held at the Harry Salpeter Gallery in New York in 1959, where he showed annually until 1969. Later the FAR Gallery handled him exclusively for six years; he was given a one-man exhibition every year. Other one-man exhibitions were held at the Guild Hall in East Hampton, in New Haven, Connecticut, and in Newark, New Jersey.
Mosca’s works can be found in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Grey Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Butler Institute of American Art, Library of Congress, U.S. State Department, New York Public Library, Roy Neuberger Museum, and the Shelter Island Historical Society."

Size: 18x24
Condition: Fine, with some wrinkling to the paper. Some fold marks at the edge, a tear on the left side and has been taped on the back with a cellar tape, please see images for details.

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