Miron Sokole (1901 – 1985)
Untitled, c. 1945
Oil on canvas
11 1/2 H. x 15 W. inches
Signed Lower Right: Sokole
Miron Sokole came to the United States during World War I as an emigre from Odessa, Russia. Sokole graduated from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1921. Following Cooper Union, he studied at the National Academy of Design. Sokole traveled to rural Kansas while working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Sokole was also an integral part of the Federal Arts Project during the Great Depression.
Following his work with the WPA, Miron Sokole moved to Woodstock, NY where he shared a studio with Milton Avery.
Miron Sokole was included in Howard Devree’s review of the Montross Gallery Exhibit that featured young American Artists, published in The New York Times in October 1933.
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