May 14, 1949
The highly respected American painter Abraham Rattner spoke in the Ely studio about the Vassar Art Gallery’s exhibition of his work—the first in his birthplace, Poughkeepsie. Known for the luminous colors in his work, Mr. Rattner, a camoflage artist during World War I, described a picture, Georgine Szalay'50 reported in The Miscellany News, as a "world of relationships.... Yet for him color has possibilities of deeper expression and is a means for the feeling of expression.... He works sometimes for years on a painting, establishing the correspondence of every square inch on the canvas by building up the areas of colors. He reaches luminosity by laying different colors one over the other."