The artist who immortalized the Diesel Era in powerful lithographs:
Louis Lozowick (1892-1973) was born in Ludvinovka, Russian Empire, and studied at the Kiev Art School. He came to New York in 1906 and studied at the National Academy of Design with Leon Kroll and Emil Carlsen. Lozowick graduated from Ohio State University in 1918 and then went to Europe. While there he studied in Paris and Berlin and was influenced by the Constructivists, De Stijl and Bauhaus philosophies.
He was in the graphics division of the New York City WPA from 1934 to 1940 and was a member of the American Printmakers as well as the American Society of Printers, Sculptors and Gravers.
His work was included in the AIGA 50 Prints of the Years in 1932, 33 and 34. Lozowick’s lithographic work featured his interest in the repetitious form of windows, pipes, towers, tanks and smokestacks of the factories, skyscrapers and bridges of New Jersey and New York.
There are 281 works of Louis Lozowick at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Here, I want to highlight the industrial theme in his art.
Tanks #2 (1929)
Text: Dr. Leslie Project