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Bidding Information
Lot #    12795
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 1:42:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Book of Jonah; Book of Ruth
Title (Hebrew)    יונה; רות
Author    Jakob Steinhardt , Illustrator
City    Philadelphia
Publisher    Jewish Publication Society of America
Publication Date    1953; 1957
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Two volumes, 333:260 mm., light age staining. Very good copies bound in the original cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Jakob Steinhardt (1887–1968), Israel painter and printmaker. He was born in Zerkow, Poland, and left home in 1906 to study in Berlin, first at the Museum of Arts and Crafts, and then under the engraver Hermann Struck. From 1909 he studied in Paris under Laurens and Matisse. He returned to Berlin in 1912 and, together with Ludwig Meidner and Richard Janthur, founded the Pathetiker Group, with whom he exhibited. He served as a soldier in Lithuania and Macedonia during World War I, and his on-the-spot drawings were exhibited in Berlin in 1917. In 1933 he left Germany to settle in Jerusalem. In 1949 he was appointed head of the graphic department of the Bezalel School of Art, of which he was director between 1953 and 1957. In 1955 he received the first international prize in graphic arts at the SCo Paulo Biennale, and in 1960 the Arta Liturgica Prize at the Venice Biennale. Steinhardt was an early disciple of German expressionism, and his early subject matter was almost exclusively religious and social. He made engravings and lithographs; in Jerusalem he devoted himself almost exclusively to woodcuts. At first he depicted Jerusalem scenes and inhabitants, but from 1950 he used biblical subjects from the Book of Jonah (1952), the Book of Ruth (1955), landscapes, and imaginary themes. While his woodcuts of the 1930s are characterized by sharp contrasts between black and white, his later work concentrated on rhythm, and color was often introduced.
          
Paragraph 2    פיתוחי עץ מאת יעקב שטיינהרט. כתוב בידי פרנציסקה ברוך.

שער נוסף: The Book of Jonah, woodcuts by Jacob Steinhardt, calligraphy by Franzisca Baruch. ספר אמנותי. 10 דף: ספר יונה בכתב אמנותית, בלתי מנוקד. 9 דף (נדפסו משמאל לימין, עם השער האנגלי): תרגום ספר יונה לאנגלית. צורפו לספר שני דפים ובהם מאמר על ספר יונה, באנגלית, מאת חיים גרינברג (Greengerg).

[9] דף: תרגום אנגלי של רות, עם שער מיוחד: ...The Book of Ruth. נדפסו משמאל לימין. הטקסט העברי אינו מנוקד.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0309183; 0316202
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Bible:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, English
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica
Drawings:    Checked