Directly from a great art collection, fresh to the market;
Two original woodcuts by Irving Amen ( 1918-2011). Superb colours and composition.
The first one is most probably ” New York”, signed in pencil “92/125” lower left and “Amen” lower right. Dimensions: mesured in the frame: 12.6″ x 16.5″ ,( 32 x 42 cm.) In a perfect state.
The second one is ordered by Henri Polak, with the full description on the back of the frame. Signed in pencil lower left ” 62/125″ and lower right ” Amen 65″ for 1965. The edges of this woodcut have slightly browned from the age. Dimensions, mesured in the frame: 14.6″ x 11.6″ ( 37 x29cm)
Irving Amen (1918–2011) was a painter, printmaker and sculptor. Born in New York City in 1918, he began drawing at the age of four. A scholarship to the Pratt Institute was awarded to him when he was fourteen years old. With Michelangelo as his idol, he spent seven years in life classes perfecting his drawing. From 1942 to 1945 he served with the Armed Forces. He headed a mural project and executed murals in the United States and Belgium. His first exhibition in woodcut was held at the New School for Social Research and his second at the Smithsonian Institution in 1949 and also exhibited at the Artists House in Jerusalem, the Library of Congress, and the National Academy of Design. Amen studied in Paris in 1950. Upon his return to the United States, he had one man shows in New York and Washington DC. In 1953, Amen traveled throughout Italy. This resulted in a series of eleven woodcuts, eight etchings and a number of oil paintings. One of these woodcuts, “Piazza San Marco #4” and its four woodblocks constitute a permanent exhibit of block printing in color at the Smithsonian Institution. Travel in Israel, Greece and Turkey in 1960 led to a retrospective show at the Artist’s House in Jerusalem. His art is widely owned and loved. Irving Amen has taught at Pratt Institute and at the University of Notre Dame. He had a show of woodcuts at the Artists Studio in NYC. In 1974 he illustrated The Epic of Gilgamesh in linocuts and woodcuts for the Limited Editions Club. He designed a set of stained glass windows depicting the Twelve Tribes of Israel for Agudas Achim Synagogue in Bexley, Ohio. His work often depicts themes of Judaism, chess, people, music, Italy and Don Quixote. In his later years he lived and worked in Boca Raton, Florida. Commissions include a Peace Medal in honor of the Vietnam War. He created designs for 12 stained glass windows 16 feet high depicting the Twelve Tribes of Israel, commissioned by Agudas Achim Synagogue in Columbus, Ohio. He is listed in Mantle Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers and the Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists by Paul Cummings. He was elected member of Accademia Fiorentina Delle Arti Del Disegno, an organization to which Michelangelo belonged. Born in New York City] he taught at the Pratt Institute and at the University of Notre Dame in the early 1960s ( source:wikipedia)
These woodcuts are in the original state, ready to hang, in the Original mahogany frames.. ( with glass)
We sell these woodcuts for a very reasonable price, one price for the two in one sale
These woodcuts come with a full COA and a value estimation of 900US$.
Shipping to the US with internat shipping ( to your door and with internet tracking) included in the selling price.
A great investment at a quite low price, will be sold to the first serious offer! Have to leave quickly, will be sold quite fast at this price. Low asking price for fast sale.
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