Michael Loew started his art career painting portraits and depictions of urban life. But after serving in the Navy during World War II, he lost interest in representational work and moved full-tilt to abstractionism. He then spent the next forty years teaching and painting abstract works.
This work is undated but is consistent with Loew’s work from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Executed in beautiful soft colors and a pattern that almost echoes on the page. His use of colors across the palette consistently creates evocative and compelling works. Loew is one of few abstractionists who paint abstractions of real items, though that is not always entirely clear to the viewer.
Loew is a blue chip artist with superb credentials and an enduring legacy for good reason.
His work is held in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Hirshhorn, and many others.