Discipline: Visual Art

Ernest Trubach

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1933, 1934
Ernest Sergi Trubach immigrated from Russia to the U.S. and established his studio in New York City. Awarded a scholarship, he studied at the National Academy of Design and later went on to further studies at the Cooper Union and Beaux-Art in New York. He was a member of the avant-garde Secessionist Group along with Hans Hoffman, Wilem de Kooning, and Arshile Gorky. For several years during the depression, Trubach painted murals and easel paintings as part of the WPA Federal Arts Project (including several federal buildings and a mural for the Central Park Police Station) and exhibited at the WPA Municipal Art Gallery.



Ernest Trubach worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander (1856-1915) and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander was highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served…

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