Folk Chair in Stefan Hirsch's Mexican Studio
vernacular furniture; studios (work spaces); Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.);Furniture--Mexico.
Hirsch, Stefan (American painter, 1899-1964); Rogo, Elsa (Photographer, journalist , 1901 AD - 1996 AD)
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 Gallery in 1932, forming part of a solo show which featured Hirsch's work done abroad in Mexico. Hirsch had a strong interest in folk art of the Americas. The photographer is probably Hirsch's wife, Elsa Rogo.
Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo Collection, Bard College Archives
photograph; b&w; 2.6x3.7 inches
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