German-American, 1897 – 1979
Untitled (Dinner Party)
Oil on canvas
24 H. x 30 W. inches
Joseph Pollet was an important member of the Woodstock Art Colony. He emigrated to NYC in 1911 from Albbruck, Germany (born in 1897) and at age 21 had a promising career as an advertising copywriter. While working, he studied painting and his landscapes were immediately successful in NYC galleries. He studied at the Art Student’s League with John Sloan, Robert Henri, and Homer Boss. From 1954-61, he lived in Paris and Italy. In 1971 , a fire destroyed 100-150 paintings of his paintings in his Greenwich Village studio.
Pollet exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Chicago Art Institue, Brooklyn Museum, Pennsylvania Academy, Los Angeles County Museum, and Carnegie International.