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Lithograph by Irving Amen
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Lithograph, 480:305 mm., light age staining, signed, numbered (10/40), and titled in pencil.
Irving Amen (b.1918), U.S. printmaker, born in New York. Amen began drawing at the young age of four. By the time he was fourteen years old, he won a scholarship to the Pratt Institute. Amen is known as a master of the woodcut, and his early work in this medium revealed a preoccupation with the poor and lonely. He had his first exhibition was at the New School for Social Research in New York and his second at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington in 1949. Besides practicing his art, Amen also taught classes in sculptor and printmaking at such schools as the Pratt Institute (1961) and at Notre Dame University(1962). Commissions include a Peace Medal in honor of the Vietnam War and 12 stained glass windows for the Agudas Achim Synagogue in Ohio. He also produced more mystical works in a rougher technique. Depicted Jewish subjects such as “Prayer” (1958) and “Sabbath” (1966). He is listed in Mantle Fielding Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers and the Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists by Paul Cummings. A positive attitude, love of mankind, and religious background emanate from his work.
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