Cubist Nude, New York Modernist, Emanuel Romano


Oil on board measures 18″ x 24″

Painting signed in lower right ,Identified on reverse as Catalog #859

Frame (newer) measures 22″ x 28″, Label on reverse with date of 1950

Good condition, minor blemish in upper right


Emanuel Romano (1897-1984) was born in Rome, Italy, Emanuel Romano became a painter, illustrator, muralist and teacher in New York City where from 1944 to 1945 he taught at the City College of New York. In 1936 Romano worked designing and painting murals for the WPA, one of his murals is in the Klondike Building, Welfare Island, New York, another of these works is in the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg Florida.

He studied in Switzerland and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and in 1940 at the Art Institute of Chicago. He moved to Safed in Israel in 1953 to set up a museum in his father’s memory.

Museum Collections: Boston Museum of Fine Art; Detroit Museum; New London Museum; Fogg Museum of Art; Musees Natioaux De France.

Exhibitions: Munich (1909), Rome, Boston, and New York.  Also exhibited at Whitney Museum of Art, Society of Independent Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.