Hananiah Harari Biography

Hananiah Harari




Born in Rochester, New York in 1912, Hananiah Harari was a semi-abstract artist who made a living as a painter of high-society portraits and taught painting at the American Artists School, the New School for Social Research, the School of Visual Arts, and the Art Students League. He was also an illustrator and screen printer.

He studied at the Syracuse University School of Art in New York and later in Paris in 1932 with Andre Lhote, Fernand Leger, and Marcel Gromaire. Settling in New York City, he became a founding member of the American Abstract Artists. In the 1930s and 40s, he worked for the New York City WPA Project and was widely exhibited.

A member of the Silk Screen Unit on the WPA, he was taught screen printing by Athony Velonis, but later gave up printmaking to concentrate on painting. He died at Croton On Hudson, NY in 2000.

Biography from AskArt.com