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  • Collection: Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo Collection

Stefan Hirsh: The Art Students League of New York

Stefan Hirsch, Instructor: Life Drawing: Painting: Composition: The Art Students League of New York, Two Fifteen West Fifty-Seventh Street, New York City

A pamphlet published by the Art Students League containing a biography of Stefan Hirsch and…

Stefan Hirsch 1899-1964: Retrospective Exhibition

Stefan Hirsch 1899-1964: Retrospective Exhibition September 9 to September 27, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Retrospective catalogue on the work on Stefan Hirsch, following his death in 1964. Retrospective pulled from multiple…

Children 3000 Miles Apart: Schools of Elsa Rogo

Children 3000 Miles Apart: Schools of Elsa Rogo, April 21 to May 2, 1942, Bonestall Gallery, 106 East 57th St. N.Y.

Woman with Tub

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…

Untitled

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…

Museum

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…

Chak-mol [chacmool]

Hirsch and Rogo visited the “Temple of the Serpents” at Chichen Itza, a major Mayan site in the Yucatan Peninsula. In Mayan culture, the chacmool was a ceremonial statue featuring a reclining warrior. These statues were centrally featured in…

Snakes at Temple

Playful and mysterious, here Hirsch uses the motif of the serpent among the ruins of a temple, probably at Chichen Itza. The Mayan feathered serpent deity, Kulkukan, was prominently represented throughout Chichen Itza, and Hirsch and Rogo likely…

Portrait of Elsa

This portrait demonstrates Hirsch’s interest in the Precisionist style. The geometry of Elsa’s face is carefully highlighted as the tension between volume and expression is resolved in Stefan’s demanding draftsmanship.

Iztapalapa Study no.1

A loose sketch from a trip to Iztapalapa, Mexico.