Competition: US & Canada
As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:
HIRSCH, JOSEPH. Appointed for creative work in painting; tenure, twelve months from May 1, 1942.
Born April 25, 1910, Philadelphia. Education: Pennsylvania Museum, School of Industrial Art, 1928–31; private studies in painting with George Luks, 1932–33, and Henry Hensche, 1934–35. Institute of International Education, Woolley Fellow, 1935–36, travel and studies in Europe and the Orient.
Exhibitions: One-man show, Museum of Modern Art, 1942. Exhibited at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Art Alliance, National Academy of Design, Los Angeles Museum, Cincinnati Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Whitney Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Springfield Art Museum, New School for Social Research, Capitol Museum at Harrisburg, Sesquicentennial Exposition, New York World’s Fair, Golden Gate Exposition, Phillips Memorial Gallery, Carnegie Institute, Dallas Museum, Portland Museum, Currier Gallery, M. H. De Young Memorial Museum, Sarasota Art Association. Executed murals for Philadelphia Municipal Court, Philadelphia Headquarters of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, and for the Benjamin Franklin High School, Philadelphia. Awarded Lippincott Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1934; Third Hallgarten Prize, National Academy of Design, 1934; First Honorable Mention, Prix de Rome Exhibition, 1935; voted “best painting in exhibition,” New York World’s Fair Exhibition of Contemporary American Art. Represented in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, Addison Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Whitney Museum.