Joseph VORST

The artist Joseph Vorst (1897-1947) had a rich career in many mediums, considering his relatively short life. After emigrating from St. Louis, Missouri in 1930 from Essen, Germany, the artist applied his training in Europe to the Social Realist artistic movement and the WPA, depicting the everyday man in the beautiful natural landscape of the Central Midwest. His subjects fill the frame, with vivid scenery and dramatic use of light and dark contrast.
Joseph Vorst - Good Lord Give Me Peace - lithograph - nude oversized man kneeling in bedroom prayer

Good Lord Give Me Peace

VORST, Joseph

Lithograph on cream wove paper. Edition unknown, but certainly small. Signed in pencil. Very fine impression in pristine condition.