The tidy tenements of Williamsburg in the 1940s

Working class Brooklyn looks like a diorama of tidy townhouses and tenements in this painting by Russian American artist Maurice Kish, completed in the 1940s, according to Live Auctioneers.

It’s a uniformly cozy scene on the industrial side of the East River. Snow covers the slender streets and sidewalks, and neat reddish houses with their rooftop water towers and smoking chimneys give Williamsburg an intimate feel.

Looming far in the background is the skyscraper city in Manhattan, shrouded in darkness.

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2 Responses to “The tidy tenements of Williamsburg in the 1940s”

  1. The tidy tenements of Williamsburg in the 1940s | Real Estate Marketplace Says:

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  2. Marilyn Says:

    Love it. The hot colors of the buildings are a good contrast to the cold colors of the snow and it’s puddles and groves

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