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Andrew Karoly

Price: $395.00

Andrew Karoly (Hungarian/AM 1895 - ) Federal Courthouse (New York City) Etching, ca. 1930, 13 7/8 x 17 , signed in pencil. This piece is in excellent condition.

Andrew Karoly was born in Hungary and studied art in various European cities. He traveled throughout the continent producing etchings and paintings of architectural views of city landmarks. Coming to the United States after World War I, Karoly, lived in New York City and worked with the WPA, Federal Art Project, commissioned to do large public murals in collaboration with another Hungarian born artist, Louis Szanto. They completed a mural in Poughkeepsie, New York, at the Poughkeepsie Journal entitled "Freedom of Speech," depicting the history of American journalism. At the Shaker Heights, Ohio, Public Library, they focused on scenes from Alice in Wonderland. After World War II, Karoly and Szanto dominated mural painting in the Cleveland area, completing over 30 murals for local businesses. In New York City, Bellevue Hospital has a mural by both artists in the Children's Ward.