Collection: Irving Norman

Lithuanian born artist Irving Norman (1906 - 1989) immigrated to the U.S. in 1923, ultimately settling in California. His large-scale paintings tackle even larger social issues, yet they are filled with minute detail. His harsh assessment of society's woes and his strong sense of justice led him to portray the dark side of human nature. During the McCarthy era, his political affiliations made him persona non grata and he spent two decades under FBI surveillance. His career never recovered and he never attained the status his works merited, but they remain a testament to his talent and relentless pursuit of justice.