Morris Louis
Untitled (Jewish Star), c. 1951, 34 x 28 1/2 in. (86.4 x 72.4 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas,
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Collection:
The Jewish Museum, New York, United States. Gift of Ruth Bocour in memory of Leonard Bocour, 1997

Provenance:

The artist

Leonard and Ruth Bocour, New York



Exhibitions:

(E 463): New York: The Jewish Museum (exh. brochure), 1997



References:

(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 29, color, p.136

Baskind, Samantha, Encyclopedia of Jewish American Artists (Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2006)

Baigell, Matthew, Jewish Art in America: An Introduction  (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007), p. 94

(B 485): Godfrey 2007, fig. 13, color, p. 35



Remarks:

Louis exhibited paintings entitled Jewish Star and Man Reaching for a Star in 1953 at the Workshop Center of the Arts in Washington, D.C. It is likely that this painting is one of those canvases.