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biography of Abram TROMKA (1896-1954)

Birth place: Poland

Death place: Queens, NY

Addresses: NYC

Profession: Painter, etcher, screenprinter

Studied: At Henry Street Settlement with Nora Hamilton; with George Bellows, Robert Henri.

Exhibited: Salons of Am., 1931, 1932, 1934; S. Indp. A., 1932, 1935; Springfield (MA) Mus. Art, 1937; George Walter Vincent Smith Mus. Art, 1938; traveling exhib. silk screen prints, U.S.S.R.; BM, 1932 (solo); ACA Gal., 1933-61; BM, 1946 (prize), 1952 (prize); Long Island Art Festival (prize); PAFA, 1932; John Herron AI, 1938; Am. Artists Congress, 1938, 1939; BM, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1942; WMAA; AIC, 1938, 1942; AWCS, 1941-44; CI, 1941, 1944, 1945; VMFA, 1944; MMA, 1943; de Young Mem. Mus., 1943; Albright Art Gal., 1942; CGA Traveling Exhib., 1937; Riverside Mus., 1943; 1945; LOC, 1944, 1945; 100 Prints of the Year, 1944, 1945; Los Angeles Mus. Art, 1945; NAD, 1945, 1946; Albany Inst. Hist. & Art, 1945; Butler AI, 1944, 1948 (prize); Phila. Artists All., 1944; State Mus., Trenton, NJ, 1950; Newark Mus., 1950,1951; Wichita Art Mus., 1952; NYC WPA Art" at Parsons School Design, 1977. "

Member: Artists Lg. Am.; Am. Artists Congress; Assoc. Artists New Jersey; AEA; Brooklyn SA.

Work: Boston Public Library; MMA; Newark Public Library; Iowa State College; CAM; CI; BM; U.S. State Dept., Washington, DC; Smithsonian Inst.; LOC; Corcoran Mus.

Comments: WPA artist for its duration. Illustrator: House on Henry Street," Lillian D. Wald, 1915.

Sources: WW53; WW47; New York City WPA Art, 88 (w/repros.)"


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