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Original Vintage Poster "Drawings by William Auerbach-Levy" Charles Chaplin

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SKU: 66083
Artist/Maker: William Auerbach-Levy
Year: 1960's
Medium/Material: Paper
Condition: B+ stains neard border, creaes, minor paper missing from the lower right corner. (Determining Condition)
Height: 71cm  (27.95in.) Width: 56cm (22.05in.)

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Original Vintage Poster "Drawings by William Auerbach-Levy" Charles Chaplin

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A charming advertising poster for the exhibition "Drawings by William Auerbach" that took place at the Museum of the City of New York. It features one of his famous drawings of Charlie Chaplin, "Modern Times" from 1936. Auerbach-Levy was Jewish, was born in Brest in Belarus (at that time Brest-Litovsk, Russian Empire), and emigrated with his family to the United States in 1894. He studied in New York City and Paris, and subsequently taught at the Educational Alliance Art School and the National Academy of Design. In 1928 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member in 1926, and became a full member in 1958.Auerbach-Levy authored several books on the art of caricature, and his work in that vein, often featuring celebrities and theatrical personalities as his subjects, appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and American Heritage. His wife, Florence Von Wien, who collaborated with him on one of his books, died in 1957. Auerbach-Levy died at the age of 75 on June 29, 1964, in Ossining, New York. His works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, the Cleveland Museum of Art and Luther College

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Perry Description A charming advertising poster for the exhibition "Drawings by William Auerbach" that took place at the Museum of the City of New York. It features one of his famous drawings of Charlie Chaplin, "Modern Times" from 1936. Auerbach-Levy was Jewish, was born in Brest in Belarus (at that time Brest-Litovsk, Russian Empire), and emigrated with his family to the United States in 1894. He studied in New York City and Paris, and subsequently taught at the Educational Alliance Art School and the National Academy of Design. In 1928 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member in 1926, and became a full member in 1958. Auerbach-Levy authored several books on the art of caricature, and his work in that vein, often featuring celebrities and theatrical personalities as his subjects, appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and American Heritage. His wife, Florence Von Wien, who collaborated with him on one of his books, died in 1957. Auerbach-Levy died at the age of 75 on June 29, 1964, in Ossining, New York. His works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, the Cleveland Museum of Art and Luther College.
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