Samuel Himmelfarb was a Latvian painter who made his career in Wisconsin and Chicago. He painted following in the tradition of the Ashcan school in an early modernist style that combined elements of realism and abstraction. His favorite subjects were quotidian images of the working class, and the urban experience. He was an active member of the Chicago art community an exhibitioned frequently at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Arts Club of Chicago.
Himmelfarb’s work is held within numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
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