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Irving Amen, The Heart is a Garden, Signed A/P & Framed Woodblock Print

$ 1,500.00

A woodblock print in color, of a girl looking up at a giant flower bouquet by Irving Amen ( American, 1918-2011) . The lithograph entitled "The Heart is a Garden " is signed Amen and A/P artist proof. The artwork is finely matted and farmed with glass top.

About the artist:
Born in New York City in 1918, 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. He emulated Michelangelo's masterpieces and spent years perfecting his own unique style.
From 1942 to 1945 he served with the Armed Forces. He headed a mural project and executed murals in the United States and Belgium.
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. His travels throughout Israel, Greece and Turkey in 1960 led to a retrospective at the Artists House in Jerusalem.
Irving Amen then studied in Paris where he had one-man shows in painting, woodcut and sculpture. 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 is listed in Mantle Fielding Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers and the Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists by Paul Cummings. Amen died at the age of 93 in 2011 in Florida.

Dimensions: Framed - 34” H x 25” W x 1.5” D
Unmated - 23.75” H x 15.25” W

Dimensions: Framed - 34” H x 25” W x 1.5” D
Unmated - 23.75” H x 15.25” W

Style: Modern

Period: 1950's

Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use.

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