48: Abel Pann Original Signed No. Litho Genesis, Jewish
Tubal Cain, lithograph, 11x16.5" (28x42cm), edition 30, signed and numbered. Print is in good condition and is unframed.
Abel Pann (1883-1963) was born in Latvia in 1883.
He studied at the Odessa School of Art and in 1903 traveled to Paris to study at the Julian Academy of Art. In 1913 he immigrated to Israel and became a teacher at Bezalel School of Art. He was the first to open a lithograph workshop in 1921, where he created his own lithographs. His work was mostly dedicated to Biblical stories. In the Biblical figures Pann saw the oriental and eastern people whom he met later in Israel in those days. Pann is known and admired for his paintings influenced by the School of Paris style. He had many exhibitions world wide, and his work is included in prominent museums collections such as the Pompidou, Hag Museum in Holland, the Museum of Chicago, Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and others. Pann had a retrospective exhibition at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem early this year.
This print belongs to the Genesis Portfolio by Abel Pann that comprises 25 lithographs. The lithographs are signed in the prints themselves.
In the portfolio's introduction to the portfolio Pann says: "The task I have set myself involves a serious responsibility. The enthusiasm which my work arouses in me is often clouded by painful doubts and questionings. For that same book which has inspired many a genius to produce his masterpiece has proved to be beyond the reach of a far greater number of artists. But the absolute truth is with God alone. Mankind is ever subject to error. And so I entreat the indulgence of my judges."
* * * An official CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY issued by Bineth Gallery (Tel Aviv, Israel) will be provided with this work upon request * * *