Medium: Oil on Canvas
Title: Filet Mignon.
Signature: Signed lower left. Gallery labels on verso.
Dimensions: 12.5" X 22.5" (18.5" X 28.5" with Frame).
Provenance: Direct from Hirsch Estate.
"Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Hirsch studied at the Philadelphia Museum School, with Henry Hensche in Provincetown, Mass., and with George Luks in New York. During World War II, Mr. Hirsch went to the South Pacific, North Africa and Italy as an artist-correspondent for the Navy, and his paintings and drawings are in the Museum of Military History. He recently protested to a magazine that had used one of his wartime hospital paintings to illustrate an article justifying the use of the atomic bomb. In Major Collections
Mr. Hirsch is represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney in New York; the National Gallery, the Corcoran and the Hirshhorn in Washington; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and in many major collections in the United States.
He was a founding member and the first treasurer of Artists Equity, an association designed to protect the rights and interests of artists. He was elected to membership in the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1967, and was also a trustee of the Century Association."