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Judith Rothschild

Greenwich Village

image: 8 1/4 x 7 5/16" sheet: 10 5/16 x 8 7/8"


Judith Rothschild, the American painter who studied with Hans Hoffman in the late 30’s/early 40’s in New York, lived in Greenwich Village - an environment which, at the time, was being populated by artists from all over Europe who were fleeing the dangers of growing conflict by moving to New York City - particularly downtown.

Frank Bacher (born in Switzerland, active c. 1929-46) was one and after arriving in New York became a friend of Rothschild resulting in a collaboration, including works by both artists, to create a portfolio (edition 100) of screen prints published by Joseph Luyber Galleries, New York in 1946.

These prints epitomized the Modernism which swept into New York in the early/mid 1940‘s. The medium of screen print allied with abstract form and composition created superlative, mesmerizing and Modern works, of which Greenwich Village is a particualarly fine example.