Dueling Knights

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Dueling Knights


Joe Lasker



22-1/2” x 34-1/2”



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Mr. Lasker's works repose in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Hirshhorn Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Baltimore Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum, Tel Aviv Museum and many other museums. Corporate-collection representation includes Aramark, First National Bank of Chicago, 3M, Upjohn Pharmaceuticals and U.S. embassies in Tokyo and Harare. His many prizes include Prix de Rome and Guggenheim Fellowships and numerous awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the National Academy of Design (where he is a National Academician and the former Secretary). He is also an author and illustrator of many books. His illustrations will be on exhibit along with his oil paintings. He also had WPA commissions: When the Public Works Administration under Presidents Roosevelt and Truman offered artists a chance to compete to paint murals countrywide, Lasker applied. He was pleasantly surprised by being awarded contracts to paint smaller murals at two U.S. post offices: one in Calumet, Michigan, and the other in Millbury, Massachusetts. The murals are still there today.




charcoal drawing

Media Details

charcoal drawing/sprayed with fixative to prevent smudging on masonite

Signature Position

lower right


Joe Lasker, “Dueling Knights,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed February 22, 2024,

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