Miron Sokole came to the United States during World War I as an emigre from Odessa, Russia. Sokole graduated from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1921. Following Cooper Union, he studied at the National Academy of Design. Sokole traveled to rural Kansas while working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Sokole was also an integral part of the Federal Arts Project during the Great Depression.

Following his work with the WPA, Miron Sokole moved to Woodstock, NY where he shared a studio with Milton Avery.

Miron Sokole was included in Howard Devree’s review of the Montross Gallery Exhibit that featured young American Artists, published in The New York Times in October 1933.

Miron Sokole has one oil painting in the Smithsonian Museum which can be viewed here: Link. You can view other examples of Miron Sokole’s work on the AskArt website. Link

Selected Exhibitions:

  • Salons of America, 1927, 1928, 1934;
  • Montross Gallery, New York, NY, 1933;
  • National Academy of Design (medal);
  • Art Institute of Chicago, 1931-44;
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, 1936-54;
  • International Expos, Mus. Art Mod., Paris, 1946
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual, 1936, 1940-42, 1954;
  • Brooklyn Museum, 1939, 1943;
  • Oklahoma City, 1938
  • Dallas Museum of Fine Art;
  • Detroit Institute of Art;
  • Rochester Memorial Art Gallery;
  • Dayton Art Institute;
  • Milwaukee Art Institute;
  • Lehigh University;
  • Columbia;
  • Albany Institute of History & Art;
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art;
  • Albright Art Gallery
  • NYC WPA Art” at Parsons School Design, 1977


Miron Sokole was awarded the Emily Lowe Memorial Award by Audubon Society of Artists


  • Miron Sokole (1901-85), Lew Allen Galleries, SantaFe New Mexico Website. Link
  • Miron Sokole (1901-1985), David Cook Galleries, Denver Co, Website. Link
  • Biography of Miron SOKOLE (1901-1985), Art Price.com Website. Link
  • The Galleries, Howard Devree, The New York Times, October 22, 1933. Link
  • Miron Sokole, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery website. Link