“Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered” at the American Folk Art Museum, New York

Morris Hirshfield, Inseparable Friends (1941), oil on canvas, 60-1/8 x 40-1/8″; courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York

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“Hirshfield’s oeuvre is marked by the narrowness of vision that is typical of outsider art, but it does have focus and, most indelibly, form. Hirshfield considered the entirety of the pictorial field as a receptacle for painterly invention, and he didn’t stint on lavishing it with tender loving necessity.”

The full review can be found at “Dispatch,” the blog of The New Criterion

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