Joe Lasker

United States  • 1919  - 2015

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Joseph Leon Lasker was born in New York in 1919 to Romanian immigrants. In high school, he entered the painting competition of the Treasury Department's Fine Art Section and won commissions for still-extant murals in the Calumet, MI, and Millbury, MA, post offices. At night, he studied at, and graduated from, Cooper Union art school.

Joe Lasker was the last living member of the 48 prominent realists - including Edward Hopper, John Sloan and Raphael Soyer--who wrote for Reality, the mid-Fifties polemical journal that argued against non-representational art. "I feel that much of American art of the last 60 years has something missing, namely narrative," Lasker said in an interview. "Without narrative there would be little left of the art of the Old Masters, of 20th-century expressionism and surrealism. There would be no Guernica by Picasso."

The New York Times art critic Howard DeVree wrote of Lasker, "There is a psychological warmth and penetration in the work...especially stimulating canvasses...marvellously effective...a tour de force." His oil paintings and other depictions of cityscapes, landscapes, portraits, fantasies, interiors and still lifes hang in the permanent collections of the Whitney, Smithsonian, Hirshhorn, Philadelphia, Tel Aviv and other museums.

He illustrated and/or wrote children's books, including American Library Association Notable Books Merry Ever After (1976) and The Boy Who Loved Music (1979) for Viking Press. His prizes include Prix de Rome and Guggenheim Fellowships and awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the National Academy of Design, where he was National Academician and secretary.

Joe Lasker One-man shows: * Kraushaar Galleries, New York: 1951, 1955, 1959, 1964, 1970, 1974, 1979, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003 * Philadelphia Art Alliance

Joe Lasker Group exhibitions: many national and international shows, including: * Metropolitan Museum of Art * Art Institute of Chicago * Whitney Museum of American Art * National Academy of Design * Barbican, London, England * Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts * Cincinnati Art Museum * Carnegie Institute * Department of State * West Corporation

He died December 3 at age 96 of congestive heart failure in Norwalk, CT.


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Fine Art Drawings, Tales of a Sea Dog Family - Viking, Joe Lasker

Tales of a Sea Dog Family - Viking

Joe Lasker

Fine Art Drawings - 22.9 x 27.9 x 5.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 9 x 11 x 2 inch

$1,200

Print, Rest, Joe Lasker

Rest

Joe Lasker

Print - 71.1 x 62.2 x 5.1 cm Print - 28 x 24.5 x 2 inch

$900

Painting, Hercules, Joe Lasker

Hercules

Joe Lasker

Painting - 88.9 x 109.2 x 5.1 cm Painting - 35 x 43 x 2 inch

$12,800

Fine Art Drawings, Wash day, Joe Lasker

Wash day

Joe Lasker

Fine Art Drawings - 54.6 x 52.1 x 5.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 21.5 x 20.5 x 2 inch

$1,800

Fine Art Drawings, Amalia, Paloma, and Bindongo, Joe Lasker

Amalia, Paloma, and Bindongo

Joe Lasker

Fine Art Drawings - 43.2 x 34.3 x 5.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 17 x 13.5 x 2 inch

$1,200

Painting, Juan San Miguel Allende, Joe Lasker

Juan San Miguel Allende

Joe Lasker

Painting - 27.9 x 16.5 x 5.1 cm Painting - 11 x 6.5 x 2 inch

$1,950

Painting, Two Knights, Joe Lasker

Two Knights

Joe Lasker

Painting - 20.3 x 38.1 x 5.1 cm Painting - 8 x 15 x 2 inch

$1,950

Fine Art Drawings, Red Plume, Joe Lasker

Red Plume

Joe Lasker

Fine Art Drawings - 22.9 x 17.8 x 5.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 9 x 7 x 2 inch

$1,950

Fine Art Drawings, The Battle of Bruegel Bay, Joe Lasker

The Battle of Bruegel Bay

Joe Lasker

Fine Art Drawings - 40.6 x 50.8 x 5.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 16 x 20 x 2 inch

$1,350

Fine Art Drawings, Isombard Bow-Wow Brunel, Joe Lasker

Isombard Bow-Wow Brunel

Joe Lasker

Fine Art Drawings - 41.9 x 54.6 x 5.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 21.5 x 2 inch

$1,200

Painting, Sea Maidens, Joe Lasker

Sea Maidens

Joe Lasker

Painting - 15.2 x 22.9 x 5.1 cm Painting - 6 x 9 x 2 inch

$1,950

Painting, Sea Serpent, Joe Lasker

Sea Serpent

Joe Lasker

Painting - 15.2 x 22.9 x 5.1 cm Painting - 6 x 9 x 2 inch

$1,950

Painting, Achtung, Joe Lasker

Achtung

Joe Lasker

Painting - 27.9 x 35.6 x 5.1 cm Painting - 11 x 14 x 2 inch

$1,950

Painting, Orthodox Boys Williamsburg I Brooklyn, Joe Lasker

Orthodox Boys Williamsburg I Brooklyn

Joe Lasker

Painting - 25.4 x 25.4 x 5.1 cm Painting - 10 x 10 x 2 inch

$1,000

Painting, Orthodox Boys Williamsburg II Brooklyn, Joe Lasker

Orthodox Boys Williamsburg II Brooklyn

Joe Lasker

Painting - 21.6 x 27.9 x 5.1 cm Painting - 8.5 x 11 x 2 inch

$1,000

Painting, Alexander the Great Breaking the Stallion, Joe Lasker

Alexander the Great Breaking the Stallion

Joe Lasker

Painting - 15.2 x 36.8 x 5.1 cm Painting - 6 x 14.5 x 2 inch

$1,950

Painting, Vikings, Joe Lasker

Vikings

Joe Lasker

Painting - 12.7 x 22.9 x 5.1 cm Painting - 5 x 9 x 2 inch

$1,950

Painting, Sea Monster Apparition, Joe Lasker

Sea Monster Apparition

Joe Lasker

Painting - 12.7 x 22.9 x 5.1 cm Painting - 5 x 9 x 2 inch

$1,950

Painting, Ship Camouflage, Joe Lasker

Ship Camouflage

Joe Lasker

Painting - 14 x 22.9 x 5.1 cm Painting - 5.5 x 9 x 2 inch

$1,950

Painting, Night lights, Joe Lasker

Night lights

Joe Lasker

Painting - 40.6 x 58.4 x 5.1 cm Painting - 16 x 23 x 2 inch

$2,000

Painting, Two onions, Joe Lasker

Two onions

Joe Lasker

Painting - 31.8 x 35.6 x 5.1 cm Painting - 12.5 x 14 x 2 inch

$2,000

Fine Art Drawings, Gross Domestic Product, Joe Lasker

Gross Domestic Product

Joe Lasker

Fine Art Drawings - 41.9 x 54.6 x 5.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 21.5 x 2 inch

$2,600

Painting, A Tournament of Knights, Joe Lasker

A Tournament of Knights

Joe Lasker

Painting - 21.6 x 38.1 x 5.1 cm Painting - 8.5 x 15 x 2 inch

$2,350

Fine Art Drawings, Buffalo, Joe Lasker

Buffalo

Joe Lasker

Fine Art Drawings - 35.6 x 43.2 x 5.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 14 x 17 x 2 inch

$2,400

Painting, Egret, Joe Lasker

Egret

Joe Lasker

Painting - 61 x 101.6 x 5.1 cm Painting - 24 x 40 x 2 inch

$13,200

Painting, Mille, Joe Lasker

Mille

Joe Lasker

Painting - 40.6 x 81.3 x 5.1 cm Painting - 16 x 32 x 2 inch

$13,200

Painting, Orange shirt, Joe Lasker

Orange shirt

Joe Lasker

Painting - 45.7 x 30.5 x 5.1 cm Painting - 18 x 12 x 2 inch

$4,200

Painting, Norfolk, Joe Lasker

Norfolk

Joe Lasker

Painting - 30.5 x 45.7 x 5.1 cm Painting - 12 x 18 x 2 inch

$3,200

Fine Art Drawings, A tournament of knights, Joe Lasker

A tournament of knights

Joe Lasker

Fine Art Drawings - 45.7 x 66 x 5.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 18 x 26 x 2 inch

$2,400

Painting, Cellphone, Joe Lasker

Cellphone

Joe Lasker

Painting - 142.2 x 50.8 x 5.1 cm Painting - 56 x 20 x 2 inch

$8,800

Painting, Fresh daily, Joe Lasker

Fresh daily

Joe Lasker

Painting - 81.3 x 99.1 x 5.1 cm Painting - 32 x 39 x 2 inch

$10,400

Painting, The mountain, Joe Lasker

The mountain

Joe Lasker

Painting - 76.2 x 109.2 x 5.1 cm Painting - 30 x 43 x 2 inch

$15,600

Painting, Red window, Joe Lasker

Red window

Joe Lasker

Painting - 88.9 x 144.8 x 5.1 cm Painting - 35 x 57 x 2 inch

$18,800

Painting, Candy, Joe Lasker

Candy

Joe Lasker

Painting - 109.2 x 109.2 x 5.1 cm Painting - 43 x 43 x 2 inch

$16,000

Painting, Icarus, Joe Lasker

Icarus

Joe Lasker

Painting - 94 x 116.8 x 5.1 cm Painting - 37 x 46 x 2 inch

$22,000

Painting, Valley forge, Joe Lasker

Valley forge

Joe Lasker

Painting - 104.1 x 149.9 x 5.1 cm Painting - 41 x 59 x 2 inch

$23,000

Painting, La vie, Joe Lasker

La vie

Joe Lasker

Painting - 111.8 x 91.4 x 5.1 cm Painting - 44 x 36 x 2 inch

$22,000

Painting, Casa Emma Lou, Joe Lasker

Casa Emma Lou

Joe Lasker

Painting - 73.7 x 94 x 5.1 cm Painting - 29 x 37 x 2 inch

$14,000

Painting, Sculpture court, Joe Lasker

Sculpture court

Joe Lasker

Painting - 61 x 101.6 x 5.1 cm Painting - 24 x 40 x 2 inch

$14,000

Painting, Black cat, Joe Lasker

Black cat

Joe Lasker

Painting - 96.5 x 86.4 x 5.1 cm Painting - 38 x 34 x 2 inch

$16,000

Painting, Red sky, Joe Lasker

Red sky

Joe Lasker

Painting - 61 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm Painting - 24 x 30 x 2 inch

$7,450

Painting, White sky, Joe Lasker

White sky

Joe Lasker

Painting - 66 x 86.4 x 5.1 cm Painting - 26 x 34 x 2 inch

$7,200

Painting, Balcony, Joe Lasker

Balcony

Joe Lasker

Painting - 116.8 x 142.2 x 5.1 cm Painting - 46 x 56 x 2 inch

$22,000

Fine Art Drawings, Ansel and Predillo, Joe Lasker

Ansel and Predillo

Joe Lasker

Fine Art Drawings - 48.3 x 38.1 x 5.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 19 x 15 x 2 inch

$2,000

Painting, Nude, Joe Lasker

Nude

Joe Lasker

Painting - 27.9 x 50.8 x 5.1 cm Painting - 11 x 20 x 2 inch

$3,200

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The year of birth of the artist is: 1919