|Abel George Warshawsky|
Abel George Warshawsky was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania on December 28, 1883. Warshawsky spent his youth in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from the Art Institute there. At 17 he won a scholarship that allowed him to travel to New York City, where he continued his studies at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design under Loeb and Homer. He traveled to Paris for further study and became so enchanted with France that he spent the next 30 years there and gained great renown. For his contribution to the arts, he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor and a member of the French Society of Intellectuals. With World War II threatening, he left France and settled in Monterey, California. He died there of heart failure on May 30, 1962.
Member: Cincinnati Art Club; Paris Allied Art Association; Carmel Art Association.
Exhibited: Salon D'Automne (Paris); National Academy of Design; Cleveland, 1914 (1st solo in U.S.); Braun Galllery, New York, 1916; American Art Association of Paris, New York, 1922; Anderson Gallery, Chicago, 1923; Rembrandt Gallery, New York, 1925; Stendahl Gallery, Los Angeles, 1940; Gump's, San Francisco, 1942.
Works Held: Frye Museum (Seattle); De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara; California Palace of the Legion of Honor; Akron Art Institute; Cleveland Museum; CGA; Minneapolis Art Institute; San Diego Museum; Monterey Peninsula Museum; Luxembourg Museum (Paris); De Young Museum; Petit Palais, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print