David Karfunkle (1880–1959) was an American artist. He is known for his mural, "Exploitation of Labor and Hoarding of Wealth", painted in 1936 at the Harlem Courthouse.[1][2][3]

David Karfunkle
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David Karfunkle, from the Archives of American Art
Born1880 (1880)
Died1959 (aged 78–79)
NationalityAustrian American
EducationNational Academy of Design
Known forPainting, muralist


He was born in Vienna.[4] He studied with Ludwig von Herterich, and Antoine Bourdelle. He studied at the National Academy of Design, with William Glackens. In 1911, he showed at the Salmagundi Club.[5] In 1916, he had a group exhibition at the Strauss Gallery.[6]

He was a member of the Federal Art Project.


  1. ^ "Exploitation of Labor and Hoarding of Wealth: David Karfunkle". CultureNOW. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  2. ^ "Harlem Court House, East Harlem (El Barrio)". Harlem One Stop. August 2, 1967. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  3. ^ "Harlem Court House". Nyc.gov. Archived from the original on December 11, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on April 15, 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "The Craftsman", The United Crafts, 1911
  6. ^ "Art Notes" (PDF). The New York Times. March 31, 1916.

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