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Irving Noachowitz Norman


Noachowitz, Irving

Noachowitz, Irving. (Norman, Irving), b. January 10, 1906, Vilna, Poland; Polish American; High school education; Single; Barber; CP January 1938 and YCL; received passport# 32118 San Francisco series on October 23, 1937 which listed his address as 1110 Euclid Avenue, Los Angeles, California, and 1329 Briston Street, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed January 12, 1938 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain in January 1938; Served with the  XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Machine gun Company, later to BN HQ (Plaza Mayor), last unit Machine gun Company (June 1938), rank Cabo, Served at the Retreats, Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. July 21, 1989; Was a well known artist in later life.


Source: Sail, SACB, Pay, SSN; RA, Ray Day and Scott A. Shields, Dark Metropolis, Irving Norman’s Social Surrealism (Crocker Art Museum and Irving Norman Trust);Irving Norman, The Artist and the Human Predicament, http://irvingnorman.com/

Photograph: Irving Noachowitz in Spain, RA Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 955

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Additional Notes Later known as Irving Norman. Was bitter about the treatment he received from Alvah Bessie in Men in Battle.