William Meyerowitz (1887–1981)
William Meyerowitz and his father emigrated from the Ukraine to the U.S. in 1908. As a fine painter, and extraordinary etcher and printmaker, he was a vital presence in the culture of New York and Massachusetts for more than seventy years. He and fellow artist Theresa Bernstein were married in 1919. Gloucester, Massachusetts was their summer home from 1917 until his death in 1981.
“Through the 1970s, he was a distinctive, highly regarded, and very successful painter of portraits, the New England landscape, and subjects reflecting his continuing affinity for the performing art.” Jonathan Bober, The Etchings of William Meyerowitz, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of Texas Austin 1996.
“Still fabled among collectors, scholars, and printmakers, these etchings are among the highest technical achievements of the inter-war period, and among the most beautiful color intaglios ever produced.” Jonathan Bober, supra.