"New York Harbor Scene"   Lot no. 2509

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By Morton Roberts (1927-1964)

20.50" x 20.50"
Oil on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right

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New York Harbor Scene, Kids on Sight Seeing Boat

Titled and annotated "The Background of this picture could have the Statue of Liberty or some other more recognizable throughout"

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Morton Roberts crowded a full career into his very short life, but gave promise of much greater things to come. His command of technique was lush and full, and he applied it with equal facility to paintings for exhibition and those for publication in magazines. He was also a teacher of life drawing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

    Among his best-known pictures were those made for Life magazine of Rasputin for a history of Russia, memorable scenes from the opera “Rigoletto,” and an outstanding series on the “Story of Jazz.” He also illustrated for many other publications, including Collier’s, True, Reader’s Digest, Redbook, and Bantam Books.

   Roberts was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and was graduated from the Yale School of Fine Arts. Among his many prizes were the Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship from the National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor Society’s Pratt Purchase Prize, and the First Altman Prize, also from the National Academy of Design.