New York Street
61 cm x 50.9 cm (24 in. x 20 1/16 in.)
(Kraków, Poland, 1890 - 2002, New York City)
North America, American
Medium and Support:
Oil on canvas
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Girard Jackson, 1996
Beneath a dramatic, darkening sky, bundled figures move through a typical scene of daily New York life. Painted early in her astonishing ninety-year career, New York Street exemplifies Theresa Bernstein’s brand of modernism with dramatic lines and sketchily-executed forms. One of the New York Realists, along with husband William Meyerowitz, Bernstein frequently painted images from city life in her adopted home of Manhattan.