SOLD View of the Chrysler Building, New York, at Night

by Leon Dolice (1892–1960)
Pastel on paper
11⅛ x 7⅛ inches
Signed lower right: Dolice




Private collection, Wellesley, Massachusetts

Sale, Swann Auction Galleries, New York, New York, September 17, 2020, lot 157, from above

Artist Biography

Born in Vienna, Leon Dolice was drawn to the arts as a young child. Foregoing his father’s profession as a machinist, Dolice spent his late teens and early twenties traveling throughout Europe to study art. In 1920, he immigrated to the United States, finding a retreat within bohemian Greenwich Village, and adopting his new neighborhood as his first subject. Dolice soon found himself among the company of modern artists such as George Luks, and he turned his focus increasingly to the urban scenery of New York City, painting the architecture and street views of his rapidly changing environs. Dolice traveled

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