Lot 255

Abe Weiner Pittsburgh Hill District Acrylic on Masonite

Estimate: $900 - $1,500

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Weiner, Abe S. (American/Pittsburgh, 1917-1993), Pittsburgh Hill District, c.late 1960s or early 1970s, acrylic on Masonite, signed lower right, 30 x 36 inches, in the artist's hand carved and beveled wood frame 34.5 x 40.5 inches. An interesting and peculiar rendering of Pittsburgh's Hill District, with Washington Plaza and Epiphany Church visible and the Civic Arena's roof open. Abe Weiner grew up in the Hill District. As a boy, he showed an aptitude for the arts and won a National Scholastic Art Award in high school. He attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology where he studied under Samuel Rosenberg. After graduating in 1941, he began a long career as a painter and teacher. Weiner’s works have been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Chicago Art Institute, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. and the Houston Museum of Art, among other national museums and numerous local exhibitions. In 1950, Life magazine named Weiner one of the Fifty Most Promising Painters in the United States. (Rauh Jewish Archive).


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