Harry Muir Kurtzworth “Palm Springs Afternoon” SOLD P988

Beautiful oil on board of everyone’s favorite getaway. “Afternoon (in Palm Springs)” dated 1935 and signed. Image 24″w x 30″h, with frame 29w x 34h.

 

Harry Muir Kurtzworth was a painter, pastelist, designer, craftsman and art critic. Born in 1887,┬áhe graduated from Columbia University and studied at the Detroit Academy of Fine Arts, the Pennsylvania School of Industrial Art, and Kansas City Art Institute. He moved to Los Angeles in 1930, where he was the author of several books on industrial design and art director of the LACMA (1930-32), Los Angeles Art Ass’n (1932-37),
and Woodbury College of Los Angeles (1946-53). He was a popular art critic, lecturer, and judge of art shows until his death in Los Angeles in 1979. (adapted from askart.com)