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The Paintings of Morris Hirshfield

23 June to 1 August 1943

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MoMA Staff

Sidney Janis  American, 1896–1989
Assistant Curator


Morris Hirshfield
American, born Poland. 1872–1946
12 exhibitions

New York Times Review of the exhibition


23 June 1943

TO SHOW PAINTINGS BY M. HIRSCHFIELD; Display of Thirty Primitives Will Open Today at the Modern Art Museum

By Howard DEVREE

Thirty "primitive" paintings by Morris Hirshfield of Brooklyn constitute the exhibition which opens today in the ground floor galleries of the Museum of Modern Art. This is a "retrospective" exhibition including all the work Mr. Hirshfield has done in this field in the five or six years since retiring at the age of 65, after two decades or more of work in the cloak and suit business and as a slipper manufacturer.

New York Times • page 19 • 365 words