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Lot #    22248
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 11:21:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tully Filmus, selected drawings
City    Philadelphia
Publisher    Jewish Publication Society
Publication Date    1971
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 76 pp., 328:248 mm., crisp copy. A very good copy bound in teh original cloth boards with dj.
   Tully Filmus (1903-2008) came to the United States with his parents in 1913. They lived in Philadelphia, and he studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. A scholarship in 1927 enabled him to spend two years in Europe, where he studied for a period with Andre Lhote in Paris. In New York, he shared a studio with Willem de Kooning in the early 1930's, and worked on Works Progress Administration projects in New York City in 1936. From 1937 to 1939 he taught at the American Artists School in New York and from 1938 to 1950 at the Cooper Union School of Art.

Mr. Filmus had his first exhibition in New York at the American Artists Congress; his most recent was at the ACA Gallery in 1971. In 1985, he and his sons, Michael and Stephen, who are also artists, exhibited together. While his portraits were usually of family and friends, Mr. Filmus also painted commissioned portraits of figures like Eleanor Roosevelt and Jonas Salk. He is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica
Drawings:    Checked