Morris painting exhibited at Jewish Museum-"Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art"
Wall Painting, was part of Halpert's personal collection, now reassembled for the first time since its sale in 1973. Edith Halpert was the first woman in New York to open a commercial art gallery in l926 called the Downtown Gallery and became the most powerful dealer of contemporary art from the 30's to the mid-50's. This painting,1936-44, was most likely acquired during Morris' first solo exhibit at the Gallery in l944. This facinating exhibit continues through February 9th at the Jewish Museum, Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, NYC.