Young Troubadour (WPA) by Alexander Zerdini Kruse

Young Troubadour (WPA) by Alexander Zerdini Kruse

Young Troubadour (WPA)

Alexander Zerdini Kruse

Title

Young Troubadour (WPA)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1936  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
12 1/2 x 9 1/16" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
28 or fewer 
Annotations
pencil titled lower center, signature on stone on upper right 
Reference
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art FA 5903 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
WPA Federal Art Project 
Inventory ID
AFAE191 
Price
$250.00 
Description
Alexander Z. Kruse was born in Manhattan's Lower East Side in New York. Alexander Kruse studied art with masters, John Sloan, Robert Henri, and George Luks. Unlike his mentors and even colleagues who depicted the effect of the economic crisis on the working class, Kruse drew the noble character of the worker in quiet parks and the countryside. In the 1930's his work was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. He also taught and published greatly on the subject of art and published a novel written on his fictionalized youth.