Washington Square, New York

by Alfred S. Mira (1900–1980)

Oil on canvas board
16 x 11⅞ inches
Signed lower right: Mira

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Provenance

Private collection, California

Private collection, acquired from above

Sale, Bonhams, New York, New York, July 29, 2020, lot 46, from above

Artist Biography

Painting during the mid-twentieth century, Alfred S. Mira created intimate views of New York City’s most beloved landmarks. Perhaps inspired by the Realism and urban subject matter of earlier American art movements, Mira captured the atmosphere and scenery associated with particular sites, transporting viewers to Federal Hall, the Plaza Hotel, and the New York Public Library. In his more daring compositions, Mira painted angled, bird’s eye viewpoints, thereby creating what one critic categorized as “moving camera eye impressions.” Mira was noted as a gifted Realist; his paintings were exhibited at both Corcoran Gallery biennials and the Pennsylvania

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Painting during the mid-twentieth century, Alfred S. Mira created intimate views of New York City’s most beloved landmarks. Perhaps inspired by the Realism and urban subject matter of earlier American art movements, Mira captured the atmosphere and scenery associated with particular sites, transporting viewers to Federal Hall, the Plaza Hotel, and the New York Public Library. In his more daring compositions, Mira painted angled, bird’s eye viewpoints, thereby creating what one critic categorized as “moving camera eye impressions.” Mira was noted as a gifted Realist; his paintings were exhibited at both Corcoran Gallery biennials and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts annuals.

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