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Street in Brooklyn on Hill


An ink on paper landscape drawing by  the Russian immigrant Artist Jacob Pell (1898 - 1991) depicting a street on a hill in Brooklyn with houses along the side of the street.  The street runs diagnolly from the lower-right foreground to the upper-left background.  The houses run perpendicular to the street on the right side of the drawing.

Jacob Pell, known mostly for his paintings, was born in the Ukraine but emigrated to the U.S. as a young man.  He studied at the National Academy of Design with Leon Kroll and at the Art Students League with John Sloan.  From 1913 to 1929, he lived and worked in New York City.  He moved to Paris for a few years, then returned to New York in 1931 to work as a WPA muralist.  He then moved to Marlboro, Connecticut.

Artist: Jacob Pell (1898 - 1991)

Title: Street in Brooklyn on Hill

Medium: Ink on paper

Dates: c. 1930

Dimensions: 5.5" H x 7.5" W

Signature/Inscription: J. Pell; Front - Lower left

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1994.7.1

Credit: Gift of Lilyan G. Pell

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