Ira Moskowitz (1912-1985), Dusk-Zimapan, 1940,  lithograph, signed in pencil lower right, titled lower left, from the (presumed) edition of about 25. Reference:  Czestochowski 70. In good condition, with margins,  on a cream wove paper, 8 3/8 x 11 6\7/16, the sheet 9 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches.

A fine impression.

Ira Moskowitz was born in Poland in 1912, a descendant of a long rabbinical line. The family moved to Prague in 1914, and then in 1927 to New York City, where Ira studied with Jerome Myers and Henry Wickey at the Art Student’s League.  In 1939, Moskowitz made his first trip to Mexico, and stayed for six months – he probably created Dusk-Zimapan at this time. In 1943 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and moved to New Mexico, where he remained for seven years drawing the Indians and becoming an active member of the Taos-Sante Fe artists group which included John Sloan, a Moskowitz admirer.