Definitions for "Abraham Walkowitz"
Abraham Walkowitz (March 28, 1878 - January 27, 1965) was an American painter grouped in with the Early American Moderns working in the Modernist style. He was born in Siberia, Russia and emigrated with his mother to the United States in his early childhood where he stuided at the National Academy of Design in New York and the Académie Julian in Paris under Jean Paul Laurence. Walkowitz and his contemporaries gravitated around photographer Alfred Stieglitz' 291 Gallery, originally titled the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession, where the forerunners modern art in America gathered and where many European artists were first exhibited in the United States.