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Jacob Steinhardt: Woodcuts
Jerusalem Art Publishing Company ND (ca 1952), Jerusalem - Folio. Original illustrated dust-jacket over spiral bound half tan cloth. Chronologically arranged and fully reproduced, this collection of 57 woodcuts, including 16 hand-colored, is the catalogue raisonné of the Jacob Steinhardt's work between 1911 and 1952. Moderate creasing and chipping along edges of dust-jacket. Corners rubbed and slightly bumped (thus slightly affecting pages throughout). Text in English. Captions in English and Hebrew. Dust-jacket in overall good-, binding in good, interior in good+ to very good, plates in very good condition. About the artist: Jacob Steinhardt (1887-1968) was an Israeli painter and woodcut artist. acob Steinhardt was born in Zerków, Germany (now Poland). He attended the School of Art in Berlin in 1906, then studied painting with Louis Corinth and engraving with Hermann Struck in 1907. From 1908 to 1910 he lived in Paris, where he associated with Henri Matisse and Théophile Steinlen, and in 1911 he was in Italy. When World War I broke out, he enlisted in the German Army, and served on the Eastern Front in Poland and Lithuania, and then in Macedonia. After the war, he returned to Berlin, and in 1922 married Minni Gumpert. They immigrated to Palestine in 1933, after he was harassed by the German police, dominated by the Nazis who recently came to power. Jacob Steinhardt worked mainly in woodcuts depicting biblical and Jewish subjects. He participated in the Berlin Secession and founded the Pathetiker Group. He was a member of the Bezalel school group. In 1934, Steinhardt opened an art school in Jerusalem. In 1948, he became Chairman of the Graphics Department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. He served as director of the school in 1954-1957. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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