Sunday at the Whitney
Stephen Csoka was born in Hungary, where he trained at the Royal Academy in Budapest and enjoyed a successful career as an artist before immigrating to the U.S. in 1934. Upon arriving in this country, Csoka worked as a house painter in order to support his family, but found time to create painted observations of his new Brooklyn neighborhood and of some places he visited in New York. Eventually he produced enough work to successfully exhibit at local galleries and went on to become a member of the National Academy, the Society of American Graphic Artists, the Audubon Artists Associate and the Pastel Society of America.
"Sunday at the Whitney" depicts a diverse group of visitors enjoying the paintings at the Whitney Museum, which in 1944 was located at 10 West 8th Street.