They were in his home now owned by his grand daughter. The painting in this sale features a sweet little portrait of a girl with her pet cat. She stands next to a desk in a white dress petting her cat after coming inside with a hand full of wild flowers in her other that she just picked. There is a signature in the reverse stretcher bar. Could use a light cleaning.Joseph Pollet was an important member of the Woodstock Art Colony. He emigrated to NYC in 1911 from Albbruck, Germany (born in 1897) and at age 21 had a promising career as an advertising copywriter.
While working, he studied painting and his landscapes were immediately successful in NYC galleries. He studied at the Art Student's League with John Sloan, Robert Henri, and Homer Boss. From 1954-61, he lived in Paris and Italy. In 1971 , a fire destroyed 100-150 of his paintings in his Greenwich Village studio.Pollet exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Chicago Art Institue, Brooklyn Museum, Pennsylvania Academy, Los Angeles County Museum, and Carnegie International. The item "Social Realist Painting By Woodstock New York Artist Joseph Pollet Girl With Cat" is in sale since Sunday, July 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "upstatetreasures14" and is located in Kingston, New York.
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