Michener Art Museum Acquires Important works by WPA/AbEx Artist Hugh Mesibov (1916-2016)

“The Hunt” by Hugh Mesibov. Acrylic on Canvas. 78 x 116 inches

The Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA, has just acquired a major painting and a series of Mesibov’s prints and drawings from the WPA era. Raised in Philadelphia, trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Mesibov gained national attention during the 1930s, when he, Dox Thrash and Michael Gallagher developed the technique of Carborundum printing. It was a golden age for Philadelphia printmaking, led by more senior artists like Wharton Esherick and Benton Spruance.
The gift was facilitated by Needlewatcher LLC Artist Legacy Projects estate planning and management services.

The Hunt by Hugh Mesibov is now on view, at the Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown PA 18901

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