Abram Molarsky

Abram Molarsky (also Abraham; September 25, 1880 – May 4, 1955) was an American Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artist, known primarily as a landscape painter and a colorist. His ham it up is characterized by wealthy hues and strong, textured brushwork.

Born in a Jewish relations in Kiev, Russian Empire (now Ukraine), he immigrated when his relatives to the United States in 1887. In 1889 he began studying painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. His teachers included William Merritt Chase, Thomas Anshutz and Cecilia Beaux. Abram Molarsky and his younger brother Maurice Molarsky, who was along with a student at the Pennsylvania Academy, went to Paris to continue their artistic studies in 1906. Abram returned to Philadelphia in 1908, where he married player Sarah Ann Shreve.

In 1913, Molarsky had his first solo discharge duty at the Doll & Richards Gallery in Boston, where he and his wife had settled. "Molarsky's color is delicate, refined and harmonious," wrote critic William Howe Downes, who had authored books very nearly American painters Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent. After five years in the Boston area, the family moved to Nutley, New Jersey, where Molarsky would spend the land of his life. Many of the landscapes he painted are scenes of the local parks, woods and fields near Nutley, where he and his wife often worked plein air. During the summers, they often painted in Provincetown, Gloucester and Rockport, Massachusetts. In 1922 a writer for The Boston Evening Transcript visited Molarsky's summer studio in Gloucester and wrote that the paintings had "a rich and translucent patina of color." He described one landscape: "Delightful to the senses is a little scene from the moors overlooking the harbor, with its lighthearted notations of color, flight of green, soft set against and rolling clouds."

Throughout his career, Molarsky showed at many galleries and museums, including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery, the National Academy of Design, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Montclair Art Museum and the Newark Museum. In New York, he was represented by the Milch Gallery. In accessory to comport yourself his own work, Molarsky taught plein air painting, watercolor and pastel to students in Nutley for many years.

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