Offered is a Jack Tworkov lithograph, ''T. L. #6'', signed, dated (1978) titled and numbered in pencil. The lithograph is 9 of a limited edition of 250. The black and white lithograph was printed by Bill Lagattuta and Stephen Britko at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the Print Club of Cleveland, Ohio (Publication No. 58). The print is in excellent condition and has been recently framed under museum glass and archivally matted. The image size is 12 ¼” x 18”. Framed the piece measures 21 ¼” x 26 ¾”.
JackTworkov, 1900-82, was an American painter, born in Bela, Russia . Tworkov’s family immigrated to the United States in 1913 and settled in New York. He studied at Columbia (B.A., 1923) and later at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students' League. He became an American citizen in 1928. During the Depression, Tworkov worked (1935-41) for the WPA's Federal Art Project, painting in a social realist style. In the 1950s he, his friend Willem de Kooning, and several other artists created abstract expressionism. He became known for large abstract canvases covered with brilliantly colored, flame like brushstrokes. His works from the 1960s on are generally geometric rather than gestural, frequently built of broad grids of intersecting, usually subdued color. Tworkov taught at a number of colleges and was chairman of the art department at Yale University from 1963 to 1969.