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Nationality  Romanian, American
Role  Artist
Name  Abraham Harriton
Known for  Painting

Abraham Harriton
Born  1893Bucharest, Kingdom of Romania
Movement  Modernist Social realism
Died  1986, Long Island, New York, United States
Education  National Academy Museum and School

Periods  Social realism, Modernism

Abraham Harriton was a Romanian-born Jewish modernist artist and social realism painter in the United States.

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Born in 1893 in Bucharest, then the Kingdom of Romania, Harriton studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City from 1908 until 1915. There, he studied under artists such as Kenyon Cox, Emil Carlsen and George DeForest Brush. Harriton himself later become a teacher at the Academy, and, like many other artists during the Great Depression, received commissions from the Works Progress Administration during the 1930s.

His 1939 mural for the Augusta, Georgia post office Plantation, Transportation, Education, commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, is on display at the Augusta Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

During that era, Harrinton had strong ties with the American Left, displaying his works at exhibits put on by the John Reed Club.

Personal life

At the time of his death (1986), Harrinton was survived by his wife, Estelle,their son, Charles and their daughter, Maria.


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