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Mortimer Borne
Judaica Modernist Oil Painting 'Know Thyself' Israeli Kibbutz Pioneer, Prophet

1971

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Mortimer Borne, Printmaker, painter, sculptor, and educator was born in Rypin, Poland in 1902 and emigrated to the US in 1916. He studied at the National Academy of Design, The Art Students League, The Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, and with Charles Webster Hawthorne, founder of the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown. Painted in a thick impasto style similar in technique to Samuel Rothbort and David Burliuk. Borne himself taught at The New School for Social Research in New York City from 1945-1967. From the 1920s through the 40s he was a prolific producer of New York City cityscapes and genre scenes. In later decades, he adopted a more modernist style apparently influenced by Picasso, producing color drypoints of abstracted figures. His works were widely exhibited in museums in the U.S. and abroad from 1931 and later, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, New York Public Library, Carnegie Institute, and Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers in London. He taught at The New School for Social Research in New York City from 1945-1967, and at the Tappan Zee Art Center, which he established in Nyack, New York after moving there. Borne was a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists. His prints are the subject of the book Borne: Drypoints, Etchings, Color Drypoints by R.S. Biran Borne was the inventor of the color drypoint technique. He worked in oil, drypoint, and sculpture. Mortimer Borne's work is in the permanent collections of many museums, but his largest holding is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art which has over a hundred images. Mortimer and his wife, Ray, lived in Nyack, New York, for fifty years. Selected Collections: British Museum, London Victoria and Albert Museum, London National Gallery, Washington Israel Museum, Jerusalem Museum of Modern Art Philadelphia Museum of Art The Brooklyn Museum, New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Museum of Modern Art The Smithsonian Institution Harvard University Museum

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