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THEN AND NOW: American Social Realism

Forum Gallery presents a group exhibition of American social realism featuring paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from the first half of the Twentieth Century to today.  Artists working in the years between the world wars and well known for their contributions are shown side by side with contemporary American Artists whose work continues the humanist legacy of social realism.  

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Reginald Marsh, Mr. Broe on the Manhattan Bridge, 1936, tempera on board, 24 x 18 inches

Reginald Marsh
Mr. Broe on the Manhattan Bridge, 1936
tempera on board
24 x 18 inches
$325,000

Inquire
Raphael Soyer, In the City Park, c. 1934, oil on canvas, 38 x 40 inches

Raphael Soyer
In the City Park, c. 1934
oil on canvas
38 x 40 inches
$485,000

Inquire
Isabel Bishop, Manhattan Street, 1929, oil on canvas, 10 x 12 1/4 inches

Isabel Bishop
Manhattan Street, 1929
oil on canvas
10 x 12 1/4 inches
$70,000

Inquire
Reginald Marsh, Untitled (Bums on The Bowery), 1944, watercolor and ink on paper, 13 3/4 x 19 inches

Reginald Marsh
Untitled (Bums on The Bowery), 1944
watercolor and ink on paper
13 3/4 x 19 inches
$35,000

Inquire
Everett Shinn, Fifth Avenue, 1900, pastel on paper, 20 x 16 inches

Everett Shinn
Fifth Avenue, 1900
pastel on paper
20 x 16 inches
$385,000

Inquire
Raphael Soyer, Men at the Mission, 1935, oil on canvas, 11 x 17 inches

Raphael Soyer
Men at the Mission, 1935
oil on canvas
11 x 17 inches
$385,000

Inquire
Harry Wickey, Siesta on 11th Avenue, 1956, bronze, 27 inches

Harry Wickey
Siesta on 11th Avenue, 1956
bronze
28 1/8 x 10 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
$52,000

Inquire
Jack Levine, 1932 (In Memory of George Grosz), 1959, oil on canvas, 64 x 56 inches

Jack Levine
1932 (In Memory of George Grosz), 1959
oil on canvas
64 x 56 inches
Price on Request

Inquire
John Storrs, Woman and Soldier, 1940-51, terracotta with applied paint, 7 3/8 h x 5 w x 4 7/8 d inches

John Storrs
Woman and Soldier, 1940-51
terracotta with applied paint
7 3/8 h x 5 w x 4 7/8 d inches
$45,000

Inquire
Reginald Marsh, Two Women on a Promenade, 1948, watercolor and grisaille on paper, 10 x 8 inches

Reginald Marsh
Two Women on a Promenade, 1948
watercolor and grisaille on paper
10 x 8 inches
$6,500

Inquire
Chaim Gross, Making Up, 1929, bronze, 23 inches high

Chaim Gross
Making Up, 1929
bronze
22 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
$30,000

Inquire
Raphael Soyer, Passersby, 1933, oil on canvas, 16 x 12 inches

Raphael Soyer
Passersby, 1933
oil on canvas
16 x 12 inches
$65,000

Inquire
Aaron Bohrod, City Workers, circa 1930s, pencil on paper, 11 x 15 inches

Aaron Bohrod
City Workers, circa 1930s
pencil on paper
11 x 15 inches
$60,000

Inquire
Louis Lozowick, Crane, 1928, lithograph, 15 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches

Louis Lozowick
Crane, 1928
lithograph
15 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches
$21,000

Inquire
Mahonri Young, The Chiseler, Kneeling, ca. 1903-04, bronze, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2  x 7 inches

Mahonri Young
The Chiseler, Kneeling, ca. 1903-04
bronze
9 1/2 x 12 1/2  x 7 inches
$85,000

Inquire
Louis Lozowick, Traffic, c. 1930, lithograph, 12 1/4 x 19 1/8 inches

Louis Lozowick
Traffic, c. 1930
lithograph
12 1/4 x 19 1/8 inches (paper size)
$32,000

Inquire
Raphael Soyer, Waiting at the Station, c. 1941, oil on canvas, 18 x 14 inches

Raphael Soyer
Waiting at the Station, c. 1941
oil on canvas
18 x 14 inches
$55,000

Inquire
Jack Levine, Election Night, 1969, etching, 19 1/2 x 25 inches

Jack Levine
Election Night, 1969
etching
19 1/2 x 25 inches
$6,000

Inquire
Philip Evergood, Village Days, nd, oil on masonite, 17 x 11 inches

Philip Evergood
Village Days, nd
oil on masonite
17 x 11 inches
$42,000

Inquire
Wood Gaylor, Street Window, nd, oil on wood panel, 7 x 7 inches

Wood Gaylor
Street Window, nd
oil on wood panel
7 x 7 inches
$65,000

Inquire
Joseph Hirsch, Command Performance, c.1946, oil on canvas, 40 x 25 inches

Joseph Hirsch
Command Performance, c.1946
oil on canvas
40 x 25 inches
$48,000

Inquire
Philip Evergood, Workers Victory, 1948, oil on canvas on board, 49 3/4 x 48 inches

Philip Evergood
Workers Victory, 1948
oil on canvas on board
49 3/4 x 48 inches
$125,000

Inquire
William Gropper, Little Steel, ca. 1937, oil on canvas, 33 3/4 x 44 1/2 inches

William Gropper
Little Steel, ca. 1937
oil on canvas
33 3/4 x 44 1/2 inches
$45,000

Inquire
James H. Daugherty, Lynching, 1925-27, oil on canvas, 24 x 35 inches

James H. Daugherty
Lynching, 1925-27
oil on canvas
24 x 35 inches
$72,000

Inquire
Charles White, Help! Chicago, c. 1935 - 1938, pencil on paper, 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches

Charles White
Help! Chicago, c. 1935 - 1938
pencil on paper
9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches
$5,800

Inquire
Ben Shahn, Bountiful Harvest, 1944, tempera on board, 38 x 28 inches

Ben Shahn
Bountiful Harvest, 1944
tempera on board
38 x 28 inches
$325,000

Inquire
Robert Gwathmey, Picking Cotton, c. 1950, watercolor with pen and ink on wove paper, 19 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches

Robert Gwathmey
Picking Cotton, c. 1950
watercolor with pen and ink on wove paper
19 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches
$24,000

Inquire
Robert Gwathmey, Like Son, 1948, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches

Robert Gwathmey
Like Son, 1948
oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
$45,000

Inquire
Chaim Gross, Mother, Daughter and Son, 1980, white alabaster, 11 1/4 x 10 x 9 1/2 inches

Chaim Gross
Mother, Daughter and Son, 1980
white alabaster
11 1/4 x 10 x 9 1/2 inches
$125,000

Inquire
Ben Shahn, Farmer and Son, c.1936, ink on paper, 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches

Ben Shahn
Farmer and Son, c.1936
ink on paper
5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches
$6,000

Inquire
David Levine, Massed Bathers, Coney Island, watercolor on paper, 7 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches

David Levine
Massed Bathers, Coney Island
watercolor on paper
7 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
$25,000

Inquire
David Levine, Piece Work, 1997, watercolor on paper, 13 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches

David Levine
Piece Work, 1997
watercolor on paper
13 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches
$20,000

Inquire
David Levine, Women and Racks, 1975, watercolor on paper mounted on board, 6 5/8 x 21 5/8 inches

David Levine
Women and Racks, 1975
watercolor on paper mounted on board
6 5/8 x 21 5/8 inches
$33,000

Inquire
Rance Jones, La Enfermera, 2018, watercolor on paper, 21 x 17 inches

Rance Jones
La Enfermera, 2018
watercolor on paper
21 x 17 inches
$16,500

Inquire
Linden Frederick, Traveling Salesmen, 2020, oil on linen, 55 x 55 inches

Linden Frederick
Traveling Salesmen, 2020
oil on linen
55 x 55 inches
SOLD

Inquire
Rance Jones, Azucar y Tabaco (Sugar and Tobacco), 2020, watercolor on paper, 21 x 18 inches

Rance Jones
Azucar y Tabaco (Sugar and Tobacco), 2020
watercolor on paper
21 x 18 inches
SOLD

Alan Magee, Helmet II, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 40 1/8 x 50 1/8 inches

Alan Magee
Helmet II, 2019
acrylic on canvas
40 1/8 x 50 1/8 inches
$55,000

Inquire
Steven Assael, Days, 2017, oil on canvas, 41 3/4 x 53 3/4 inches

Steven Assael
Days, 2017
oil on canvas
41 3/4 x 53 3/4 inches
$50,000

Inquire
Alan Magee, Memoir, 1990, monotype with watercolor and black pencil, 14 x 11 inches

Alan Magee
Memoir, 1990
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches
$16,000

Inquire
David Levine, Congress on its..., 1979, ink on paper, 13 1/2 x 11 inches

David Levine
Congress on its..., 1979
ink on paper
13 1/2 x 11 inches
$6,500

Inquire
David Levine, Reagan -Alligator Tears, 1983, ink & pencil on paper, 13 1/2 x 11 inches

David Levine
Reagan -Alligator Tears, 1983
ink & pencil on paper
13 1/2 x 11 inches
$6,500

Inquire
David Levine, Secretary of State - Florida Katherine Harris, 2001, ink on paper, 14 x 11 inches

David Levine
Secretary of State - Florida Katherine Harris, 2001
ink on paper
14 x 11 inches
$6,500

Inquire
David Levine, Gen. Colin Powell, 1991, ink on paper, 14 x 11 inches

David Levine
Gen. Colin Powell, 1991
ink on paper
14 x 11 inches
$6,500

Inquire
David Levine, Truman, 1974, ink on paper, 13 3/4 x 11 inches

David Levine
Truman, 1974
ink on paper
13 3/4 x 11 inches
$6,500

Inquire
David Levine, Jimmy Carter, 1979, ink on paper, 13 3/4 x 11 inches

David Levine
Jimmy Carter, 1979
ink on paper
13 3/4 x 11 inches
$6,500

Inquire
Reginald Marsh, Mr. Broe on the Manhattan Bridge, 1936, tempera on board, 24 x 18 inches

Reginald Marsh
Mr. Broe on the Manhattan Bridge, 1936
tempera on board
24 x 18 inches
$325,000

Raphael Soyer, In the City Park, c. 1934, oil on canvas, 38 x 40 inches

Raphael Soyer
In the City Park, c. 1934
oil on canvas
38 x 40 inches
$485,000

Isabel Bishop, Manhattan Street, 1929, oil on canvas, 10 x 12 1/4 inches

Isabel Bishop
Manhattan Street, 1929
oil on canvas
10 x 12 1/4 inches
$70,000

Reginald Marsh, Untitled (Bums on The Bowery), 1944, watercolor and ink on paper, 13 3/4 x 19 inches

Reginald Marsh
Untitled (Bums on The Bowery), 1944
watercolor and ink on paper
13 3/4 x 19 inches
$35,000

Everett Shinn, Fifth Avenue, 1900, pastel on paper, 20 x 16 inches

Everett Shinn
Fifth Avenue, 1900
pastel on paper
20 x 16 inches
$385,000

Raphael Soyer, Men at the Mission, 1935, oil on canvas, 11 x 17 inches

Raphael Soyer
Men at the Mission, 1935
oil on canvas
11 x 17 inches
$385,000

Harry Wickey, Siesta on 11th Avenue, 1956, bronze, 27 inches

Harry Wickey
Siesta on 11th Avenue, 1956
bronze
28 1/8 x 10 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
$52,000

Jack Levine, 1932 (In Memory of George Grosz), 1959, oil on canvas, 64 x 56 inches

Jack Levine
1932 (In Memory of George Grosz), 1959
oil on canvas
64 x 56 inches
Price on Request

John Storrs, Woman and Soldier, 1940-51, terracotta with applied paint, 7 3/8 h x 5 w x 4 7/8 d inches

John Storrs
Woman and Soldier, 1940-51
terracotta with applied paint
7 3/8 h x 5 w x 4 7/8 d inches
$45,000

Reginald Marsh, Two Women on a Promenade, 1948, watercolor and grisaille on paper, 10 x 8 inches

Reginald Marsh
Two Women on a Promenade, 1948
watercolor and grisaille on paper
10 x 8 inches
$6,500

Chaim Gross, Making Up, 1929, bronze, 23 inches high

Chaim Gross
Making Up, 1929
bronze
22 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
$30,000

Raphael Soyer, Passersby, 1933, oil on canvas, 16 x 12 inches

Raphael Soyer
Passersby, 1933
oil on canvas
16 x 12 inches
$65,000

Aaron Bohrod, City Workers, circa 1930s, pencil on paper, 11 x 15 inches

Aaron Bohrod
City Workers, circa 1930s
pencil on paper
11 x 15 inches
$60,000

Louis Lozowick, Crane, 1928, lithograph, 15 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches

Louis Lozowick
Crane, 1928
lithograph
15 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches
$21,000

Mahonri Young, The Chiseler, Kneeling, ca. 1903-04, bronze, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2  x 7 inches

Mahonri Young
The Chiseler, Kneeling, ca. 1903-04
bronze
9 1/2 x 12 1/2  x 7 inches
$85,000

Louis Lozowick, Traffic, c. 1930, lithograph, 12 1/4 x 19 1/8 inches

Louis Lozowick
Traffic, c. 1930
lithograph
12 1/4 x 19 1/8 inches (paper size)
$32,000

Raphael Soyer, Waiting at the Station, c. 1941, oil on canvas, 18 x 14 inches

Raphael Soyer
Waiting at the Station, c. 1941
oil on canvas
18 x 14 inches
$55,000

Jack Levine, Election Night, 1969, etching, 19 1/2 x 25 inches

Jack Levine
Election Night, 1969
etching
19 1/2 x 25 inches
$6,000

Philip Evergood, Village Days, nd, oil on masonite, 17 x 11 inches

Philip Evergood
Village Days, nd
oil on masonite
17 x 11 inches
$42,000

Wood Gaylor, Street Window, nd, oil on wood panel, 7 x 7 inches

Wood Gaylor
Street Window, nd
oil on wood panel
7 x 7 inches
$65,000

Joseph Hirsch, Command Performance, c.1946, oil on canvas, 40 x 25 inches

Joseph Hirsch
Command Performance, c.1946
oil on canvas
40 x 25 inches
$48,000

Philip Evergood, Workers Victory, 1948, oil on canvas on board, 49 3/4 x 48 inches

Philip Evergood
Workers Victory, 1948
oil on canvas on board
49 3/4 x 48 inches
$125,000

William Gropper, Little Steel, ca. 1937, oil on canvas, 33 3/4 x 44 1/2 inches

William Gropper
Little Steel, ca. 1937
oil on canvas
33 3/4 x 44 1/2 inches
$45,000

James H. Daugherty, Lynching, 1925-27, oil on canvas, 24 x 35 inches

James H. Daugherty
Lynching, 1925-27
oil on canvas
24 x 35 inches
$72,000

Charles White, Help! Chicago, c. 1935 - 1938, pencil on paper, 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches

Charles White
Help! Chicago, c. 1935 - 1938
pencil on paper
9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches
$5,800

Ben Shahn, Bountiful Harvest, 1944, tempera on board, 38 x 28 inches

Ben Shahn
Bountiful Harvest, 1944
tempera on board
38 x 28 inches
$325,000

Robert Gwathmey, Picking Cotton, c. 1950, watercolor with pen and ink on wove paper, 19 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches

Robert Gwathmey
Picking Cotton, c. 1950
watercolor with pen and ink on wove paper
19 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches
$24,000

Robert Gwathmey, Like Son, 1948, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches

Robert Gwathmey
Like Son, 1948
oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
$45,000

Chaim Gross, Mother, Daughter and Son, 1980, white alabaster, 11 1/4 x 10 x 9 1/2 inches

Chaim Gross
Mother, Daughter and Son, 1980
white alabaster
11 1/4 x 10 x 9 1/2 inches
$125,000

Ben Shahn, Farmer and Son, c.1936, ink on paper, 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches

Ben Shahn
Farmer and Son, c.1936
ink on paper
5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches
$6,000

David Levine, Massed Bathers, Coney Island, watercolor on paper, 7 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches

David Levine
Massed Bathers, Coney Island
watercolor on paper
7 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
$25,000

David Levine, Piece Work, 1997, watercolor on paper, 13 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches

David Levine
Piece Work, 1997
watercolor on paper
13 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches
$20,000

David Levine, Women and Racks, 1975, watercolor on paper mounted on board, 6 5/8 x 21 5/8 inches

David Levine
Women and Racks, 1975
watercolor on paper mounted on board
6 5/8 x 21 5/8 inches
$33,000

Rance Jones, La Enfermera, 2018, watercolor on paper, 21 x 17 inches

Rance Jones
La Enfermera, 2018
watercolor on paper
21 x 17 inches
$16,500

Linden Frederick, Traveling Salesmen, 2020, oil on linen, 55 x 55 inches

Linden Frederick
Traveling Salesmen, 2020
oil on linen
55 x 55 inches
SOLD

Rance Jones, Azucar y Tabaco (Sugar and Tobacco), 2020, watercolor on paper, 21 x 18 inches

Rance Jones
Azucar y Tabaco (Sugar and Tobacco), 2020
watercolor on paper
21 x 18 inches
SOLD

Alan Magee, Helmet II, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 40 1/8 x 50 1/8 inches

Alan Magee
Helmet II, 2019
acrylic on canvas
40 1/8 x 50 1/8 inches
$55,000

Steven Assael, Days, 2017, oil on canvas, 41 3/4 x 53 3/4 inches

Steven Assael
Days, 2017
oil on canvas
41 3/4 x 53 3/4 inches
$50,000

Alan Magee, Memoir, 1990, monotype with watercolor and black pencil, 14 x 11 inches

Alan Magee
Memoir, 1990
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches
$16,000

David Levine, Congress on its..., 1979, ink on paper, 13 1/2 x 11 inches

David Levine
Congress on its..., 1979
ink on paper
13 1/2 x 11 inches
$6,500

David Levine, Reagan -Alligator Tears, 1983, ink & pencil on paper, 13 1/2 x 11 inches

David Levine
Reagan -Alligator Tears, 1983
ink & pencil on paper
13 1/2 x 11 inches
$6,500

David Levine, Secretary of State - Florida Katherine Harris, 2001, ink on paper, 14 x 11 inches

David Levine
Secretary of State - Florida Katherine Harris, 2001
ink on paper
14 x 11 inches
$6,500

David Levine, Gen. Colin Powell, 1991, ink on paper, 14 x 11 inches

David Levine
Gen. Colin Powell, 1991
ink on paper
14 x 11 inches
$6,500

David Levine, Truman, 1974, ink on paper, 13 3/4 x 11 inches

David Levine
Truman, 1974
ink on paper
13 3/4 x 11 inches
$6,500

David Levine, Jimmy Carter, 1979, ink on paper, 13 3/4 x 11 inches

David Levine
Jimmy Carter, 1979
ink on paper
13 3/4 x 11 inches
$6,500

Downloads

Bishop, "Manhattan Street" fact sheet
Bohrod, "City Workers" fact sheet
Daugherty, "Lynching" fact sheet
Evergood, "Village Days" fact sheet
Evergood, "Workers Victory" fact sheet
Gaylor, "Street Window" fact sheet
Gropper, "Little Steel" fact sheet
Gross, "Make Up" fact sheet
Gross, "Mother, Daughter and Son" fact sheet
Gwathmey, "Like Son" fact sheet
Gwathmey, "Picking Cotton" fact sheet
Hirsch, "Command Performance" fact sheet
Levine, Jack, "1932 (In Memory of George Grosz)" fact sheet
Levine, Jack, "Election Night" fact sheet
Marsh, "Mr. Broe on the Manhattan Bridge" fact sheet
Marsh, "Two Women on a Promenade" fact sheet
Marsh, "Untitled (Bums on the Bowery)" fact sheet
Shahn, "Bountiful Harvest" fact sheet
Shahn, "Farmer and Son" fact sheet
Shinn, "Fifth Avenue" fact sheet
Soyer, "In the City Park" fact sheet
Soyer, "Men at the Mission" fact sheet
Soyer, "Passersby" fact sheet
Soyer, "Waiting at the Station" fact sheet
Lozowick, "Traffic" fact sheet
Lozowick, "Crane" fact sheet
Storrs, "Woman and Soldier" fact sheet
White, "Help! Chicago" fact sheet
Wickey, "Siesta on 11th Avenue" fact sheet
Young, "The Chisler, Kneeling" fact sheet