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Harold Altman

Harold Altman
A native of the Bronx, New York, Harold Altman was a student at the Art Students League and Cooper Union. He studied abroad in Paris and worked to become a painter and printmaker of international renown. 


Altman signatureAltman's work resides in the collections of major museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University where he served as an art professor from 1962 to 1976. He also taught at the University of Wisconsin and the University of North Carolina. He worked in and around State College, Pennsylvania and converted a church into his studio near the hamlet of Lemont, PA.

Collecting paintings and prints

Harold Altman printAltman’s works in lithography are widely collected. He painted and made prints of such lovely landscapes as the gardens of the Palace at Versailles, Central Park, and the Parisian markets. Altman’s works are laboriously painted and printed in a pleasing color palette with painstaking attention to detail. Harold Altman’s works on the market currently range in value from the several thousands of dollars for printed pieces to the several tens of thousands of dollars for originals depicting his characteristic and mature landscape subjects. 

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