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Lena Gurr (1897-1992) was a painter and printmaker from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Attended the Maxwell Training School for Teachers, 1915-1917, the Educational Alliance Art School, 1919, and studied under John Sloan and Maurice Sterne at the Art Students League, 1920-1922. Gurr also studied in Paris, Nice, and Mentone, France. Her first solo exhibition was in 1932 at the Brooklyn Museum. She married painter and photographer Joseph Biel (1891-1943) on November 24, 1931. Biel was born in Russia and studied in the Russian Academy in Paris, and at the Workman's College, Melbourne, Australia. He also established the first Jewish library in Melbourne. Upon his arrival in the United States, he studied under George Grosz at the Art Students League.

From the description of Lena Gurr papers, 1908-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80945280

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Elisabeth D. Model papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gurr, Lena, 1897-1992. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf GURR, LENA. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Chaim Gross papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gurr, Lena, 1897-1992. Lena Gurr : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Mary Mintz Koffler papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lena Gurr papers Archives of American Art
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith ACA Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Allen, Mary Cecil, 1893-1962. person
associatedWith Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ascher, Mary G. (Mary Goldman), b. 1900. person
associatedWith Baron, Herman, 1892-1961. person
associatedWith Biel, Joseph, 1891-1943. person
associatedWith Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984. person
associatedWith Ehrenreich, Emma, 1906- person
associatedWith Fabri, Ralph, 1894- person
associatedWith Force, Juliana, 1876-1948. person
associatedWith Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991. person
associatedWith Grosz, George, 1893-1959. person
associatedWith Harkavy, Minna, b. 1895. person
associatedWith John Reed Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Jones, Joe, 1909-1963. person
associatedWith Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. person
associatedWith Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971. person
associatedWith Koffler, Mary Mintz, 1906-1985. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000. person
associatedWith Lozowick, Louis, 1892-1973. person
associatedWith Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith New York World's Fair (1939-1940) corporateBody
associatedWith Norman, Maria. person
associatedWith Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987. person
associatedWith Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970. person
associatedWith Ward, Lynd, 1905- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
New York (N.Y.)
Art, Modern
Art, American
Artists' studios
Painting, American
Women artists


Birth 1897

Death 1997





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