Morris Hirshfield ~ Biography
Header Painting: Girl with Cat by Morris Hirshfield
© The Estate of Morris Hirshfield
Morris Hirshfield ~ Short Biography
Known as: Naïve (modern primitive) artist
Born: 1872, Poland (part formerly belonging to Russia)
Died: 1946, New York
Morris Hirschfield is one of those artists who is largely forgotten today and any meaningful info. on his life other than the bare fact listed bwlow are hard to find. Best to catch a biography on him and I have sourced one below but even that is hard to find in stock - that's how hard to find anything about his life in depth especially on the first 65 years of his life.
He emigrated to America in 1890. He worked in a ladies fashion house, became known for painting naked women, and, perhaps, worringly, could paint with great precision ladies' underwear and shoes. Whatever his fetishists, he was undoubtedly a great artist.
He left no more than 70 paintings.
Recommended Reading: Morris Hirshfield 1872-1946: American Primitive Painter