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Chess Set Watercolor by Zev Daniel Harris

Intriguing watercolor of a chess board with three elaborate pieces: the king, the queen and the bishop, signed by the artist.
The artist, born Daniel Harris, studied at the Masters Institute of the Roerich Museum in Hungary, in New York City at the National Academy of Design, and at New York University, where he also taught for two years.
His artistic talents were discovered in the early 1940s, and he was invited to exhibit in the Abstract & Surrealist Art in America exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1944.
Harris changed his name to Zev (which means wolf in Hungarian) when he moved to Rome in 1953, and exhibited regularly in Europe, particularly France, Spain and Italy, until his death in 1987.

Solo exhibitions:
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1947
Pinacotheca Gallery (Rose Fried Gallery), New York
Furstenberg Gallery, Paris
Arthur Jeffress Gallery, London
Group Exhibitions
Abstract & Surrealist Art in America, San Francisco Museum of Art 1944
Corcoran Gallery
Chicago Art Institute
Whitney Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Metropolitan Museum, of Art, New York
St. Louis Art Museum
Salon du Mai, Museum of Modern Art, Paris.

Price $1,200
Period Mid-20th Century
Condition Excellent
Measurements Height: 23"
Width: 28"
Depth: 1"
Count 1
Material Paper
Creator Daniel Zev Harris
Country of Origin United States
Reference Number LU825812357751