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 Louis Schanker
 tempera- circa 1944  - 15" X 23"

Temperas from this series were exhibited at solo shows in 1945 at the Mortimer Brandt Gallery and
in 1946 at the Willard Gallery, both on 57th Street in Manhattan

Egg tempera is one of the oldest mediums in painting. It consists of dry pigment, water and egg yolk. These pigments are not only used in tempera, but can be used for fresco, encaustic and watercolor paints as well. Tempera was used all over the world: for the icons of the Russian and Greek churches, for panels of Italian painters, for Islamic manuscripts, and even for modern American painters. more



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