Irving Amen Woodcuts +

American printmaker and painter Irving Amen (b. 1918) began to draw when he was only four years old and by the time he was fourteen had won a scholarship to study at the Pratt Institute. In 1947 while attending the Art Students League in New York City, he met printmaker Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990), whose instruction in wood engraving deeply influenced Amen's career. Within a couple of years Amen's woodcuts were being exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute. During his career which spans 7 decades, Amen has exhibited his paintings, sculptures and woodcuts throughout the United States and has works in the permanent collections of several museums including the Smithsonian, MOMA and the Victorian and Albert Museum in London. To see more of Irving Amen's work check out his website here.  Also here is a great interview/article with Amen that appeared in the Sun Sentinel Newspaper in 2001.

The above images are from his website and many are available for purchase. You can also try eBay.

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