SOLD City on a Rock

by Louis Lozowick (1892–1973)
Pencil on paper
12¼ x 16¼ inches
Signed upper right: Louis Lozowick; on verso: Louis Lozowick / “CITY ON A ROCK”


Ed Brenner, Short Hills, New Jersey

Estate of above

Sale, Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, Windsor, Connecticut, January 1, 2021, lot 599

Private collection, New York, New York, acquired from above

Related Works

City on a Rock–Cohoes, 1931, lithograph on paper, 8⅛ x 12⅞ inches; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

City on a Rock, 1931, lithograph; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Note: Louis Lozowick’s City on the Rock looks across the Mohawk River towards Waterford from Cohoes, New York. The artist depicts two bridges in the scene—a railroad bridge on the left and the Saratoga Ave Bridge on the right, which was replaced by a concrete version in 1932.

The Print Club of Cleveland commissioned a lithograph from Lozowick in 1931 for their annual presentation prints and the artist chose this scene for his submission.

Artist Biography

Born in Ludvinovka, Ukraine, Louis Lozowick is best known for his lithographs depicting industrial scenes through strong geometric forms. A young Lozowick showed early talent for art, and he began studying at the Kiev Art School before leaving for the United States in 1906 following the outbreak of the Russian Revolution of 1905. Lozowick continued his artistic training in New York at the National Academy of Design, studying with American painters Leon Kroll and Emil Carlsen. He later graduated from Ohio State University and, in 1918, entered the army, serving briefly until 1919. Lozowick spent the next several years traveling,

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