21st Century Gallery
Original Pen & Ink Drawing 'Mary Reading' by Emmanuel Mane-Katz Signed, Dated & Inscribed'
REF: 2246 / LA221980
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This drawing was executed at the time of Mane-Katz exhibition at the O'Hana Gallery, 13 Carlos Place in London from the 25th May to 11th June. It is signed and dated 8/6 1960. It has a dedication that is for Mary. It was purchased form the subject of the pen drawing some years ago. Mane-Katz (1894-1962) was one of the most important Jewish artist's of the 20th Century. His work sells regularly in Auction throughout the world. The artist was born in the Ukraine near the end of the 19th century. By 19 he was in Paris, studying art, becoming friends with many major artists, including Picasso (who painted him in 1932). Mane-Katz was a member of the so-called Jewish School of Paris. He specialized in creating works which showed Jewish life in the shtetls of Eastern Europe. Favourite subject matter included Hasidic figures, rabbis, musicians, beggars, and yeshiva students. A museum dedicated to his work and collected objects of Judaica opened in Haifa, Israel. The painting is mounted and framed in a small half round gold frame which appears to date from the 1960's. The pen drawing is on an invitation card to the Mane-Katz exhibition at the O'Hana Gallery in 1960. A splendid small work by this important artist.
21st Century Gallery has clarified that the Original Pen & Ink Drawing 'Mary Reading' by Emmanuel Mane-Katz Signed, Dated & Inscribed' (LA221980) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1960
The pen drawing is in good condition.
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