Charles Ezekiel Polowetski (Russian – American 1884 – 1955) Self Portrait

Watercolor on paper, signed lower left 25,5cm x 17,5 cm

Charles Ezekiel Polowetski was born in Russia in 1884,  in San Francisco, in 1955. He studied with Robert Blum in the United States and with Leon Bonnat in Paris. During the early 20th century Polowetski exhibited primarily in New York. His work is displayed   a variety of locations throughout New York including the Summit Park Sanatorium and the Administration Building of the Floyd Bennett Airport as well as in New York City public schools, in a show at London’s Albert Hall in July of 1910. Polowetski married at least five times, his fifth marriage was “to a distant member of the Swedish royal family.” In the late 1940s or early 1950s, he painted the royal family’s portrait.


With Robert Blum and Leon Bonnat


State Normal School, Brockport, NY

Bezalel College, Palestine

City Hall, Paterson, NJ

Barnett Hospital, Paterson, NJ

NYC Public Schools

Summit Park Sanatorium, Pomona, NY

Administration Building, Floyd Bennett


American Art Association of Paris

Salmagundi Club

Allied Artists of America

Airport, NY Exhibited

Corcoran Gallery Biennial, 1914

Society of Independent Artists, 1917-1918, 1925-1926,

Salons of America, 1925, 1934

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annual 1932


Falk (ed.), The Annual Exhibition Record: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1914-1968

Falk (ed.), Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975 Marlor, The Society of Independent Artists

Charles Ezekiel Polowetski Self Portrait



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