Stewart Klonis (1901-1982) - New York, N.Y. Listed Artist - Circa: 1940. “ Male Seated Nude With Chair Drawing. ” Modernist Style
Drawing in charcoal on cream Strathmore Artist Paper. Aprox. Size: 24in. x 18 in.
Drawing Signed and done in the Modern or Modernist Style. Purchased from the family Estate.
Stewart Klonis was an important artist connected to the Art Students League of New York and was its Executive Director for many years. You can read full bio below.
Very nice vintage charcoal drawing done in the Modernist 20 Century or Art Deco style. Signed by listed artist: Stewart Klonis 1901-1982. This is a original not a copy. I sell no copies. Circa:1940. A splendid original charcoal drawing done by a artist with much ability who lived in the New York area. Early 20th century drawing. This drawing came from his estate.
Stewart Klonis (1901-1982) - New York, N.Y. Listed Artist - Executive Director
of the Art Students League of New York.
A league student until 1933, Mr. Klonis himself was a frequent exhibitor in the show.
Klonis was elected president of the league in 1937, and in 1946 was named executive director, his first salaried post there. During his tenure, he succeeded in persuading the board to widen the range of teaching, including Abstractionists to supplement the school's emphasis on figurative painting.
Smithsonian Archives of American Art Contains:
Stewart Klonis papers, 1886-1982
Exhibition files on Stewart Klonis, containing exhibition invitations and catalogs, lists of works, letters and photographs; art appraisals by Klonis; agreements between Klonis and the Art Students League of New York, 1945-1960, a scrapbook, 1932-1933, of clippings, exhibition catalogs and photographs; exhibition catalogs and announcements, ca. 1925-1977; printed material on the Art Students League, ca. 1886-1980; clippings, 1933-1980; photographs of Klonis, his friends and colleagues.
Much of Krusoe work is in the spirit of Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry.
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