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  • Collection: Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo Collection

Mural in South Hall, "Youth Groping for Reality"

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Photograph of a mural in South Hall, painted by Beverly Pruzan '48 and Irene Zimmerman '48 under the direction of Professor Stefan Hirsch. The mural, done in egg tempera, is entitled "Youth Groping For Reality", and is divided into three segments:…

Museum

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Using the ethnographic museum as source material, Hirsch deploys the iconography of archaeology and exhibition to mix elements of Pre-Columbian cultures with modern style. The drawing emphasizes the development of museum culture in Mexico, such as…

Untitled

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Mexican landscapes, accentuated by animals and desert plants, became a fascination for Hirsch as he began to emulate popular Mexican artistic styles. In this print, three donkeys graze on a landscape of varied coloration, as a white stone arch…

Woman with Tub

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In this print, Hirsch emphasizes the rounded geometry of a working class subject in bright and solid tones. The off-center composition of the artwork adds drama to the sharp lines of light and shadow that move across the paper. Like most of their…

Las Momias

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Postcard depicting "Las Momias", an installation view of the Museo de las Momias de Guanajunto (Guanajunto Mummies Museum). The bodies were originally buried in a local cemetery after a large cholera outbreak in Guanajunto, Mexico. The families of…

Stefan Hirsch Painting "The Builder at Work"

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Stefan Hirsch paints "The Builder at Work", 1932 in his studio in Taxco, Mexico. "The Builder at Work" was exhibited at "Murals by American Painters and Photographers", Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1932. Photographer is probably his wife, Elsa…

Stefan Hirsch with Students

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Photograph of Professor Stefan Hirsch with students Irene Zimmerman '48 and Beverly Pruzan '48. The group is standing in front of a mural in South Hall, the student's senior project. The mural, done in egg tempera, is entitled "Youth Groping For…

Stefan Hirsch and Students Gather for Art Critique

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Photograph of art faculty and students gathering for a critique. The critique is likely for Steve Barbash's moderation or senior project. From lower left, clockwise: Larry Wismer (theater instructor), Louis Schanker (painting instructor), Zoe Warren…

Stefan Hirsch Drinking from Fountain Sculpture

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Stefan Hirsch drinks from a fountain sculpture by Carlos Bracho at the house of Moises Saenz in Taxco, Mexico. Hirsch and Rogo lived at the Saenz house, and Rogo also held her renowned art school for children in this courtyard. Reverse indicates the…

Folk Chair in Stefan Hirsch's Mexican Studio

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View of Hirsch's studio, probably in Taxco, Mexico. In the center is a typical Mexican folk chair which was later adapted by Josef Albers. Hanging on wall: "Scared Horse", by Stefan Hirsch, oil painting. The painting was exhibited at The Downtown…