Harriton working on a painting for the 1939 World's Fair, 1938
Bucharest, Kingdom of Romania
Long Island, New York,
|Education||National Academy of Design|
Born in 1893 in Bucharest, then the Kingdom of Romania, Harriton studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City from 1908 until 1915. There, he studied under artists such as Kenyon Cox, Emil Carlsen and George DeForest Brush. Harriton himself later become a teacher at the Academy, and, like many other artists during the Great Depression, received commissions from the Works Progress Administration during the 1930s.
At the time of his death, Harrinton was survived by his wife, Estelle, and their daughter, Maria.
- "Abraham Harriton papers". Syracuse University Library Finding Aids. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
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- Hemingway, Andrew (2002). Artists on the Left: American Artists and the Communist Movement, 1926-1956. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press. p. 293. ISBN 0-300-09220-2.
- "Abraham Harriton papers, 1910-1986". Smithsonian Archives of American Art. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- New Deal artists: Author gives new perspective on their social role from the Post Gazette, featuring Harriton's "6th Avenue Underemployment Agency."