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Edmund Lewandowski
Red Barns (After the Harvest), 1942
Watercolor, gouache and tempera on board
21 3/8 x 18 inches

Signed at lower left: EDMUND.D.LEWANDOWSKi

The artist; to
[The Downtown Gallery, New York, by 1942]; to
Private collection, Rochester, New York; to
[Franklin Riehlman Fine Art, New York]; to
Private collection, New Jersey, in 2011 until the present

After the Harvest was painted in 1941 or early 1942, in advance of its inclusion in Halpert’s fall group show. The work employs gouache and tempera along with watercolor. Lewandowski’s application of watercolor alongside these opaque media adds to the richness of tone, while retaining the brightness of watercolor. The artist worked in oil as well, but his watercolors were often exhibited alongside oils, owing to the strength of Lewandowski’s handling of the medium.

The present work is featured in Menconi + Schoelkopf’s 2015 fall catalogue.


The Downtown Gallery, New York, 1942


The New York Times, “Downtown Holds Fall Art Display,” Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1942, p. 24 // The New York Times, “New Group and One-Man Exhibitions, Sunday, Sept. 27, 1942, p. X5