Benjamin Abramowitz (July 3, 1917, Brooklyn, NY – November 21, 2011, Washington, D.C) began his art career at age 19 with the Federal Arts Project of the Works Progress Administration. Through a career spanning eight decades his drawings, paintings, and sculpture were exhibited broadly. In the 1940’s he moved to the DC area, where he lived and worked for the rest of his life. His works are in museum and university collection’s including the Museum of Modern Art, Phillips Collection, Georgetown University, and Howard University.

Solo Exhibitions
1971—Recent Paintings March 8–27

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Photograph of artist Benjamin Abramowitz
Courtesy Susan Rosenbaum [ #148 ]

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Dignified Expressions Suggesting the Infinite
Dignified Expressions Suggesting the Infinite
November 19, 1982
The Washington Times
For all its spareness, this is a very satisfying show…. Abramowitz has clearly though out exactly why each form is as it is and then has been content to let his art speak for itself.
Dignified Expressions Suggesting the Infinite
Dignified Expressions Suggesting the Infinite
November 19, 1982
The Washington Times
But Abramowitz never achieved the fame of his “color school” colleagues. Certainly his art was and remains very different. Whereas their work celebrates color, his enshrines emblematic forms. Where their art is aggressively secular, his suggests more eternal meanings.