Lawrence Kupferman

American, 1909-1982

South End Facade

1945 Oil on board

Lawrence Kupferman was born in Boston, spending his summers in Provincetown.  His love of reading and art lead him to study at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Massachusetts College of Art.  His time there allowed him to interact with other well known Boston artists, such as Karl Knaths, Jack Levine, Hyman Bloom, and Karl Zerbe.  His artistic focus from early on had been on buildings, cityscapes, and how man influences his surroundings.  During World War II, his cityscapes expressed the horrors and outrage of the war, such as this work shown here.  After the war, his style continued to become more abstract, distorting lines and colors to create somewhat unrecognizable cityscapes.

Gift of Ruth Kupferman, 2000.14