Am. 1907 - 1985
Michael Loew was an American abstract expressionist painter who painted on Monhegan Island. He purchased a home on Monhegan in 1960 and added a studio in the early 1970's. According to a 1972 New York Times article, his studio had "[o]ne of the finest views on the Eastern Seaboard, more than 180 degrees of unbroken horizon."
His work is included in numerous museums including the Monhegan Museum of Art (see image to the right), the Whitney Museum of Art (see image to the right) and the Guggenheim Museum. He had solo exhibitions at the Portland Museum of Art and the Farnsworth Museum in 1956 and 1997 respectively.
10.5 x 14.5 in. Watercolor signed "Loew '55" l.r. Provenance Private Maine collection $3500
10 x 15 in. Watercolor signed "Loew" l.r. Provenance Private Maine collection Price on request
Pulpit Rock #1 Monhegan 1951 14.875 x 18.125 in. Watercolor Collection of the Monhegan Museum of Art Not for sale
Interchangeable Forms 1953 45 x 32 in. Oil on linen Collection of the Whitney Museum of Art Not for sale