12 February 2017

Chess in New York Parks

While working on the post Chess and Social Realism, I wondered how many images of works by Louis Wolchonok (1898-1973, New York City; see that post for more) I had accumulated through the years. I found exactly 20.

The image in the bottom row, center is the same one I used in the 'Social Realism' post. The description on the painting to its right said,

Louis Wolchonok (American 1898-1973) 'Chess Players', watercolor, 20" x 24", signed lower right, dated 1936 reverse, estate stamp on reverse, matted/framed and in excellent condition. Wolchonok is a well listed New York artist. He was a college art professor in New York and published three books on art. His watercolors are highly sought, selling as high as $5,000.

With a few exceptions, the paintings show groups of men in outdoor settings.

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