George Josimovich

American, 1894 - 1986


George Josimovich was born in Sremska Mitrovica, Yugoslavia in 1894. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1908 and began his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1914. In 1919, Josimovich was greatly influenced by artist and instructor George Bellows.

From 1926-1927, Josimovich maintained a studio in Paris and exhibited at Galerie D’Art Contemporain. Upon Josimovich’s return to Chicago in the late 1920s, he became an important force in Chicago Modern painting. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Salons of America and The Carnegie Institute, among others. He died in Newark, NJ in 1986.

  • Untitled (Mountain Landscape), ca. 1950s
    Oil on Masonite
    9 1/2 x 20 inches

    Provenance: Estate of the artist.

    #13377
  • P-24, ca. 1970
    Oil on paper on acrylic gesso
    14 x 21 3/4 inches

    Signed with initials G.J. lower right; signed and titled on reverse.

    #3072
  • P-23, 1971
    Oil on paper on acrylic gesso
    12 x 21 1/2 inches

    Signed with initials G.J. lower right; signed and dated on reverse.

    #3073
  • P-22-A (Variation), 1970
    Oil on paper
    12 x 21 1/2 inches

    Signed with initials G.J. lower right; signed and dated on reverse.

    #3071
  • P-3-A, 1967
    Oil on paper on acrylic gesso
    15 x 24 inches

    Signed with initials G.J. lower right; signed and dated on reverse.

    #3074
  • Untitled (House and Road), ca. 1925
    Watercolor on paper
    10 x 14 inches

    Signed G. Josimovich, lower left and lower center.

    #2982
  • Portrait of J.Z. Jacobson, ca. 1930s
    Oil on canvas
    26 x 22 inches

    Signed G. Josimovich upper right.

    #9642
  • Untitled (Man Seated on Bench), 1925
    Graphite on paper
    4 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches

    Signed with initials G.J. and dated lower right.

    #2988
  • Untitled (Horses), ca. 1930
    Graphite on paper
    5 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches

    Signed with initials G.J. and dated lower right.

    #2985
  • Untitled (Beach Scene), ca. 1925
    Graphite on paper
    5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches

    Signed Josimovich, lower right.

    #2984
  • Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1924
    Graphite on paper
    3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches

    Signed with initials G.J. lower right

    #2989

George Josimovich was born in Sremska Mitrovica, Yugoslavia in 1894. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1908 and began his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1914. In 1919, Josimovich was greatly influenced by artist and instructor George Bellows.

From 1926-1927, Josimovich maintained a studio in Paris and exhibited at Galerie D’Art Contemporain. Upon Josimovich’s return to Chicago in the late 1920s, he became an important force in Chicago Modern painting. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Salons of America and The Carnegie Institute, among others. He died in Newark, NJ in 1986.

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