Original hand signed color woodblock print. Paper size 12" x 16", Image size 9.6" x 14". This magnificent artwork depicts in a spiritual atmosphere an elderly Rabbi seated in his chair and talking to four of his disciples assembled around the table. Wisdom, piety and serenity transpire from the faces of the group. Jakob Steinhardt's original signature in pencil is at the right inside of lower margin. Minor damp-staining on upper margin of print (not affecting image). Woodblock in overall very good to near fine condition. About the artist: Jacob (Jakob) Steinhardt (1887-1968) was born in 1887 in Zerkow, Germany. He studied at the School of Art in Berlin in 1906, and a year later he studied painting with Louis Corinth and engraving with Herman Struck. He continued his studies in Paris in 1908-10 together with Matisse and Steinlen. In 1914 he exhibited with Meidner at the first Expressionist Exhibition in Berlin. Steinhardt immigrated to Israel in 1933 and became a teacher and director of the Bezalel School of Art. He is mostly known for his narrative woodcuts depicting biblical and other Jewish subjects. He won several international prizes for his woodcuts, and had many exhibition across the world. Steinhardt died in 1968. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Original Color Woodblock Print. Rabbi with ...
Publisher: NP n/d
Book Condition: vg
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