Irving Amen


Irving Amen

Irving Amen (born 1918 in New York City) is known as a master printmaker. He has produced thousands of woodcuts, etchings, lithographs and silk-screen prints. He also creates using oil and acrylic as well as some sculpture.Irving Amen had a studio in New York City for many years but moved to Boca Raton, Florida in the 1990s, where he is still producing his art.

He is represented in many major art galleries and museums of the world including the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and the Smithsonian Institution's [http://americanhistory.si.edu/prints/10cur03.htm Museum of American History] in Washington, DC.

Many of Amen's works have a Jewish theme. One masterpiece is his set of twelve windows at [http://www.agudasachim.org/ Congregation Agudas Achim] in Columbus, Ohio depicting the Twelve Tribes of Israel.

Much of Amen's work depicts women and children and music themes. Chess, Venice and Don Quixote are the subjects of other works.

Amen also taught classes in sculpture and printmaking at such schools as the Pratt Institute (1961) and at University of Notre Dame (1962).

In 1974, Amen illustrated the classic, Gilgamesh, for the Limited Editions Club with nine 3-color woodcuts and 7 part-page black and white woodcuts and linocuts.

External links

* [http://IrvingAmen.com A web site devoted to Amen's work]
* [http://www.agudasachim.org/building.htm Web site of Congregation Agudas Achim in Bexley, Ohio] , where his stain glass windows hang in the Irving E. Schottenstein Chapel.


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