New York City captivated Herbert Katzman (1923-2004). The “city that never sleeps” possesses multiple personalities, through its cornucopia of neighborhoods and its deep diversity: New York City evokes a plethora of feelings, memories, and emotions from both its inhabitants and its visitors. When Katzman and his family settled in Manhattan in 1950, the Chicago native brought his Midwestern sensibility that had been burnished by study and life in Paris and in Florence. Yet he blended into the city's modern art scene easily, securing coveted space at Edith Halpert's Downtown Gallery, and moving on to his first solo show at The Alan Gallery. Katzman painted, exhibited, profited, and taught; the Fulbright scholar and Guggenheim fellow received many prizes, including a second place to Willem de Kooning's first at the Art Institute of Chicago's 60th Annual American Exhibition in 1951.
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