(1872 - 1946)
Morris Hirshfield was active/lived in New York / Poland, Russian Federation. Morris Hirshfield is known for decorative, symmetrical design painting, surrealism.
Biography Morris Hirshfield
Morris Hirshfield was born on April 10, 1872, near the German border of Russian Poland. Although as a youth in Poland he carved wooden sculptures of religious subjects, he became a serious artist only during the last decade of his life. At the age of eighteen Hirshfield immigrated to the United States, where he pursued a business career in the clothing industry first as a dress and suit manufacturer and subsequently as a successful slipper manufacturer in Brooklyn.
Forced into retirement by ill health in 1935, he began to paint in 1937. Entirely self-taught, Hirshfield painted women, children, animals and architecture. He eschewed the use of use models, working from memory, from imagination and occasionally from postcards or other p
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