Stefan Hirsch, German (1899 - 1964)

Born in Nuremberg, Germany, Stefan Hirsch was an artist and art teacher. He received his art education at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. From 1934 to 1940, he taught at Bennington College, and from 1940 to 46 was a teacher at the Art Students League in New York City. From 1946 through the 1950s, he was chairman of the Art Department at Bard College at Annandale on Hudson, New York.

He exhibited widely including with the Society of Independent Artists and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Credit: "Who Was Who in American Art" by Peter Falk

Hirsch's WPA mural for the Aiken, South Carolina, court house, had to be covered by a drape almost immediately after its completion, partly because local people felt that the woman depicted as Justice looked like a mulatto.

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