Artist Biography

Harry Brodsky

(b. 1908, Newark, NJ; d. 1997, Philadelphia, PA)

Important 20th century Philadelphia printmaker & painter.

Won prizes at the Brooklyn Museum and Philadelphia Print Club, and exhibited in annual shows at the Whitney Museum, the American Academy of Fine Arts, the Library of Congress, the Carnegie Museum, and many others. G. Ralph Smith (American, b. 1907) exhibited widely also, showing at the Columbus Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the National Academy of Design, to name just a few. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Columbus Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the University of Iowa Museum of Art, and many others.

Details are as follows:


-Philadelphia College of Art

-University of Pennsylvania


-Whitney Museum of American Art, 1934

-PAFA, 1939, 1949 & 1962

-Library of Congress, 1943

-Brooklyn Museum Nation Print Show, 1947

-National Academy of Design, 1948

-Cincinnati Museum of Art (International Biennial of Contemporary Color Lithography, 1950-1952)

-Metropolitan Museum of Art (Selected Prints & Drawings, 1952)

-Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris 1953

-The Oklahoma Arts Center

-Philadelphia Print Club

-Wichita Art Center

-Boston Public Library

-Carnegie Museum of Art

-Seattle Art Museum

-Rochester Memorial Art Gallery

-Springfield Art Museum

-Society of American Graphic Artists

-National Negro Congress Print Show

-Audubon Artists, New York

-Yale University


-Brooklyn Museum-Purchase Award, 1947

-Philadelphia Print Club, 1948

-Audubon Artists Prize, 1986

-Audubon Artists Prize, 1996


-Block Gallery, Northwestern University

-British Museum

-Brooklyn Museum

-Cleveland Museum of Art

-Princeton University

-Springfield Museum, Springfield, MA

-National Museum of American Art

-Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

-Philadelphia Museum of Art

-Victoria & Albert Museum, London

-Free Library, Philadelphia