In 1939, Moskowitz made his first trip to Mexico, and stayed for six months. In 1943, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and moved to New Mexico, where he remained for seven years drawing the Indians and becoming an active member of the Taos-Sante Fe artists group. His book, “Patterns and Ceremonials of the Indians of the Southwest,” appeared in 1949. In the introduction of “Patterns and Ceremonials of the Indians of the Southwest”, artist John Sloan wrote “The drawings and lithographs by Ira Moskowitz are notable for an emotional response to the Indian life.”Later in his life, Moskowitz divided his time between Paris and New York. He was a superb draftsman in the old tradition, drawing with a quick, but incisive, line that is extremely lively and full of movement. His subject matter takes its shape from the life that he saw around him-natural forms, the human figure, landscapes, and people at their daily tasks. Moskowitz’s work is included in the Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum, National Gallery of Art, and Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.
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