Impressionist painter A.G. Warshawsky was active in Cleveland, Paris and Monterey, California. Although Warshawsky is known as a classic Impressionist, he is also known for using a realistic style in his portraiture.

Warshawsky was born in 1883 in Sharon, Pennsylvania to Ezekial and Ida Warshawsky, Jewish immigrants from Poland. The family then moved to Cleveland, Ohio. His brother Alexander (Xander) also became an accomplished painter in his own right.

Warshawsky graduated from the Cleveland School of Art in 1900, taught by Louis Rorimer and Frederick Gottwald. He then received a scholarship and studied art in New York at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design.

In 1908, he went to Paris to study, and stayed there for thirty years, splitting his time in between Paris and Brittany. It was there that he married his first wife, Valentine Laudell, in 1910, only later to divorce in 1926.

Both Warshawsky and his brother Alexander worked behind French lines during the first World War, decorating soldier huts and organizing events.

Warshawsky was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in the 1920s and a member of the French Society of Intellectuals, testament to the world’s high regard for his artistic talents and accomplishments.

Warshawsky was forced to return to New York after the death of his second wife Minnie in 1935 and as the Nazi regime took over Europe and entered France. Warshawsky moved and finally settled in Monterey, California, where he met and married his third wife, Ruth.

Abel Warshawsky died of heart failure in 1962 in Monterey. By the time of his death, Warshawsky had been featured in over 85 solo exhibitions and his work had been collected in over 200 museums. One of those museums being the Cleveland Museum of Art.

In 1980, Helen Cullinan reported in the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Warshawsky was “perhaps the most phenomenally successful artist that Cleveland has ever produced.”

Works by Abel G. Warshawsky

The Luxembourg Gardens, Paris by Abel G. Warshawsky

The Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, 1909 Abel G. Warshawsky

Au Garche, France by Abel G. Warshawsky

Au Garche, France, 1910 Abel G. Warshawsky

Mural Study by Abel G. Warshawsky

Mural Study Abel G. Warshawsky

Harbor Scene by Abel G. Warshawsky

Harbor Scene Abel G. Warshawsky

Spring, Majorca (Puig Major) by Abel G. Warshawsky

Spring, Majorca (Puig Major) Abel G. Warshawsky

Spring Fantasy by Abel G. Warshawsky

Spring Fantasy, 1948 Abel G. Warshawsky

Still Life by Abel G. Warshawsky

Still Life Abel G. Warshawsky

Place de la Bourse  by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Place de la Bourse , c. 1914 Abel G. Warshawsky

Les Andelys, Normandy with the ruins of Chateau Gaillard in the distance by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Les Andelys, Normandy with the ruins of Chateau Gaillard in the distance Abel G. Warshawsky

Rue Ecole de Medecine, Paris by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Rue Ecole de Medecine, Paris Abel G. Warshawsky

Narrow Street, Finistere, France by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Narrow Street, Finistere, France Abel G. Warshawsky

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, c. 1908 Abel G. Warshawsky

Before the Wind, on the Road to Vernay by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Before the Wind, on the Road to Vernay, c. 1913 Abel G. Warshawsky

Place de l'Opéra, Café de la Paix by Abel Warshawsky

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Place de l'Opéra, Café de la Paix Abel G. Warshawsky

Woman Preparing Food by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Woman Preparing Food, 1910 Abel G. Warshawsky

The People of Brittany by Abel G. Warshawsky

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The People of Brittany, 1912 Abel G. Warshawsky

Hillside Landscape by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Hillside Landscape, 1916 Abel G. Warshawsky

Fort Carré d'Antibes by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Fort Carré d'Antibes, 1919 Abel G. Warshawsky

Orange Trees at Antibes by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Orange Trees at Antibes Abel G. Warshawsky

Cliff Rocks, Antibes, France by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Cliff Rocks, Antibes, France Abel G. Warshawsky

Mallorca with a view of La Catedral de Palma by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Mallorca with a view of La Catedral de Palma, 1923 Abel G. Warshawsky

La Vallee de la Trambouze by Abel G. Warshawsky

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La Vallee de la Trambouze Abel G. Warshawsky

The Rhone at Avignon by Abel G. Warshawsky

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The Rhone at Avignon, 1926 Abel G. Warshawsky

Bookstalls along the Seine by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Bookstalls along the Seine Abel G. Warshawsky

View of Uzerche, France by Abel G. Warshawsky

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View of Uzerche, France, c. 1933 Abel G. Warshawsky

The Antique Dealer by Abel G. Warshawsky

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The Antique Dealer Abel G. Warshawsky

Eucalyptus Trees in the South of France by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Eucalyptus Trees in the South of France Abel G. Warshawsky

Still Life by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Still Life Abel G. Warshawsky

Springtime in the French Countryside by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Springtime in the French Countryside Abel G. Warshawsky

Pair of Cows in Mountain Landscape  by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Pair of Cows in Mountain Landscape , 1910 Abel G. Warshawsky

Still Life, Vase of Flowers by Abel G. Warshawsky

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Still Life, Vase of Flowers, 1910 Abel G. Warshawsky