This is a pair of mid century Jakob Steinhardt framed prints.
The listing price is for the pair. We have two options: Framed or unframed. If you choose framed, they will come as you see. If you choose unframed, the prints will be taken out of their frames, rolled up, and sent in a cylinder tube.
About the Artist
Jakob Steinhardt (1887—1968) was a German-born Israeli painter and woodcut artist.
Steinhardt was born in Zerkow, Germany (now Zerkéw, Poland). He attended the School of Art in Berlin in 1906, then studied painting and engraving in 1907.
From 1908 to 1910 he lived in Paris, where he associated with artists Henri Matisse and Théophile Steinlen.
When World War I broke out, he enlisted in the German Army, and served on the Eastern Front in Poland and Lithuania, and then in Macedonia.
After the war, he returned to Berlin, and in 1922 married Minni Gumpert. They immigrated to Palestine in 1933, after he was harassed by the German police, dominated by the Nazis who recently came to power.
In 1934, Steinhardt opened an art school in Jerusalem. In 1948, he became Chairman of the Graphics Department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. He served as
director of the school in 1954-1957.
The Jewish Museum Berlin houses the largest Steinhardt collection in the world, including numerous graphic artworks and unpublished documents donated by Josefa
Bar-On Steinhardt, the artist's daughter.
The museum owns paintings, several hundred print graphics, and a collection of books illustrated by the artist. It is also possible to discover some of his work at the Jewish Museum Frankfurt.
About the Artwork
Jakob Steinhardt worked mainly in woodcuts depicting biblical and Jewish subjects. The
two artworks on display are tinted woodcuts and date to the early 1950’s. They are
signed and numbered by the artist.
The Artwork Process
Woodcut, the oldest technique used in fine art printmaking, is a form of relief printing.
The artist's design or drawing is made on a piece of wood (usually beechwood), and the
untouched areas are then cut away with gouges, leaving the raised image which is then
inked. Woodcut prints are produced by pressing the selected medium (usually paper)
onto the inked image.
Man peering up at sun (limited edition 8/10, signed and dated 1953):
Length: 29 inches. Width: 24.5 inches.
13 x 17.5 inches.
Group photo (print 3/10, signed):
31.5 x 24.5 inches
12.5 x 19.5 inches.
Excellent condition. See photos.
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