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"Old Penn Station, NYC" by Ben Mildwoff, Amer., (1907-1991)
Regular price $125
Brush and Ink Drawing, 5-7/8 x 5-1/8, unsigned, old rubber cement stains to top edge verso and to margins recto, as is typical for the artist, on cream wove paper. Demolished in 1963, Mildwoff's drawing offers an artist's glimpse into the old Penn Station. The artist stood high on an interior foot bridge to make this drawing, the sun casting strong shadows which brightened the pillars of the building in the distance across the neighboring street. Ben Mldwoff immigrated to New York early in the century, and married Lillian Berliawsky, sister of sculptor Louise Nevelson, in the mid 1940's. He became a successful glass manufacturer and designer of mid-century modern furniture, and noted collector of folk and contemporary art; the couple entertained many artist friends in their downtown Manhattan house through the decades until his passing in 1991.