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Lot #    16671
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 1:08:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Book of Jonah
Title (Hebrew)    יונה
Author    Jakob Steinhardt , Illustrator
City    Philadelphia
Publisher    Jewish Publication Society of America
Publication Date    1953
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   333:260 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards.
   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 Sao 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).

   CD-EPI 0309183
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica
Drawings:    Checked