Object of the Day

"George Gershwin at Piano" by William Auerbach-Levy

February 12

George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist known for works such as Porgy and Bess and “Rhapsody in Blue” (which premiered on this day in 1924). This 1926 painting by Belarusian-born American painter William Auerbach-Levy depicts Gershwin playing a piano.

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George Gershwin at Piano

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Date
1926
Accession Number
76.2016.3
Description
Portrait of a man seated at a piano.
Credit Line
Lent by Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Max D. Levy, 1967, 67.109
Painter
William Auerbach-Levy, American, born Belarus, Imperial Russia, 1889–1964
Medium
Oil on canvas
Data Source
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Type
Exhibitions