Louis Schanker worked during a period of time when there was great controversy over the validity of realism, abstractions that had some recognizable elements and total abstraction.
|Schanker has remarked: "Much of my work (in painting, sculpture and prints) is generally classified as abstract although all of my work develops from natural forms. I have an inherent need to express myself in relation to those forms." |
(The Tiger's Eye, No. 8. June 1948, p46).
One of Schanker's favorite subjects was sports, including football, basketball, handball,
New York Times, Dec. 1, 1940
clipping, Herald Tribune1940 watercolor
ink oil painting
low relief sculpture
"Forms in Action" (Smithsonian)
"Football Players" (Smithsonian)