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Irving Amen Art

American, 1918-2011

Born in New York City, Irving Amen began drawing at the young age of four. By the time he was fourteen-years-old, he won a scholarship to the Pratt Institute. He emulated Michelangelo's masterpieces and spent years perfecting his unique style. From 1942–45, Amen served with the Armed Forces. He headed a mural project and executed murals in the United States and Belgium. He had his first exhibition at the New School for Social Research in New York and his second at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington in 1949. Amen studied in Paris in 1950. Upon his return to the United States, he had one-man shows in New York and Washington D.C. In 1953, Amen traveled throughout Italy. This resulted in a series of eleven woodcuts, eight etchings and several oil paintings. One of these woodcuts, Piazza San Marco #4 and its four woodblocks constitute a permanent exhibit of block printing in color at the Smithsonian Institution. Travel in Israel, Greece and Turkey in 1960 led to a retrospective show in Jerusalem. His art is widely owned and loved. Amen has taught at Pratt Institute and the University of Notre Dame. Commissions include a Peace Medal in honor of the Vietnam War and 12 stained glass windows for the Congregation Agudas Achim in Ohio. He is listed in the Mantle Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers and the Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists by Paul Cummings.

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Artist: Irving Amen
"The Prophet," Oil on Canvas, circa 1964
By Irving Amen
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Irving Amen, American (1918 - 2011) Title: The Prophet Year: circa 1964 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed l.l. Size: 24 x 20 inches Frame Size: 28 x...
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1960s Cubist Irving Amen Art

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Canvas, Oil

"Window on the World" Mid Century Lithograph in Yellow
By Irving Amen
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century lithograph on paper entitled "Window on the World" is by Irving Amen (1918-2011). Amen studied at the Art Students Leagu...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Irving Amen Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Reading Girl, Framed Painting by Irving Amen
By Irving Amen
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Irving Amen, American (1918 - 2011) Title: Reading Girl Year: circa 1970 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed l.r. Size: 24 x 20 in. (60.96 x 50.8 cm)
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1970s Modern Irving Amen Art

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Oil

Kneeling Mother and Son, Framed Painting by Irving Amen
By Irving Amen
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Irving Amen, American (1918 - 2011) Title: Untitled (Kneeling Mother and Son) Year: circa 1975 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed Size: 24 x 20 inches Frame: 32 x 28 inches
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1970s Modern Irving Amen Art

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Oil

YOUNG MOTHER
By Irving Amen
Located in Aventura, FL
Serigraph on paper. Hand signed, titled and numbered by the artist. Edition of 200. Image size approx 14.75 x 11.75 inches. Custom framed as pictured. Artwork appears to be in exce...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Irving Amen Art

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Paper, Screen

Family
By Irving Amen
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Irving Amen, American (1918 - 2011) Title: Family Year: circa 1977 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 300 Image Size: 18 x 13 inches Size: 23 x 17.5 i...
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1960s Modern Irving Amen Art

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Etching

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Cubist Portrait of Gabriele Varese (in Italian uniform), 1919
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Dick Beer (b. London 1893 - d. Stockholm 1938) Portrait of Gabriele Varese (in Italian uniform), 1919 oil on canvas mounted on panel 116 x 90 cm stamp signature Exhibited: Solo exhibition, Stockholm, Nov-Dec 1917; The Royal Academy Stockholm 1973; Åmells Konsthandel – En internationell kubist, Stockholm & London 2008 Hälsinglands Museum 2011 Millesgården – Dick Beer – Impressionist & Kubist, 2012 Provenance: Within the family Beer until today Dick Beer was born in 1893 in London as Richard Beer, the youngest of five brothers. His father, John Beer (1853-1906), was a watercolourist who was born in Stockholm and had left Sweden at the age of 17. John Beer instructed his sons in drawing and painting, among other things. A number of sketchbooks bear testimony to the boys’ talent. Dick Beer’s parents died in 1906 and 1907. Barely 15 years old, Beer arrived in Sweden as an orphan. First he lived with relatives and finally he ended up at Reverend Laurell in Västergötland. Dick Beer began his artistic studies at the Althin School of Painting in Stockholm in 1908 and continued at the Royal Academy of Arts in the autumn of 1910, but in September 1912 he broke off his studies and travelled to Paris. He rented a studio and enrolled at the Colarossi and Grande Chaumière academies. In the summer of 1913, Dick Beer travelled to Pont-Aven in Bretagne in order to paint. In September the same year, he held his first solo exhibition in Stockholm which he gave the French title Exposition des tableaux de Bretagne et autour de Paris. The exhibition proved a success. Many of the paintings were executed in a light palette in a style inspired by the impressionists. In 1914, Dick Beer undertook an extensive study trip to Italy, Tunis, Morocco and Spain, which resulted in canvases overflowing with colours and light. When the French army mobilised, he volunteered and was enlisted in the French Foreign Legion. In 1915 Dick Beer sustained severe head injuries in a grenade attack, which resulted in deafness and a nervous condition that would plague him for the rest of his life. Two of his brothers died the following year, fighting for the English army. Dick Beer was hospitalised and convalesced at Château de Rochefort. Here he started painting again, in an impressionist style, a painting dominated by blue and green hues. In 1918, Dick Beer married Ruth Öhrling, a dentist, and their son John was born later in the year. During this time, Beer began experimenting with cubist painting and created several large compositions, including the painting “The Arab Café”. In the years that followed, Dick Beer was based in Paris, where he often moved house. He was instructed by André Lhote, who encouraged his students to work freely in the studio and provided them with individual critique. Beer often travelled to Bretagne or Provence. His artist friends came from all over Europe and included Amedeo Modigliani. Dick Beer exhibited fairly regularly in Paris between 1919 and 1934 and made a name for himself in French artist circles. In the summers, Ruth regularly rented a house in the countryside, often at Lake Mälaren. She kept a large house with many models and friends and there was a lot of painting and discussions. In 1933, the couple divorced but Ruth still loved Dick and continued to support him financially for the rest of his life. Dick Beer also exhibited in Sweden, albeit irregularly due to his failing health. In the 1920s and 1930s, Beer continued to pursue an expressionist painting with intense colours and unexpected perspectives, but eventually he veered towards more naturalistic forms, including a large number of nudes. He also painted several portraits of artists, politicians and writers. In 1938, Dick Beer sojourned in Arles. The budding photographer Christer Strömholm...
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Agustin Bejarano, ¨La Coqueta XI¨,2001, Etching, 29.9x22 in
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"Agustin Bejarano (Cuba, 1964) 'La Coqueta XI', 2001 etching on paper 30 x 22.1 in. (76 x 56 cm.) Edition of 50 ID: BEJ-102"
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Agustin Bejarano, ¨Tejedoras de mano III¨,2003, Engraving, 30.5x23.2 in
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By Irving Amen
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Irving Amen Girls Bicycle Parade Original Oil Painting c.1960s Original oil on masonite Dimensions 40.5" wide x 23.5" high The frame measures 43" wide x 26.5" high Signed in the ...
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EXALTATION
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"Black Beauty"
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Oil on canvas painting by American artist, Irving Amen. He as known for his cubist style. Notice the reference to "Black Beauty" on the left of the portrait and the horse in the upper right corner. Beautifully done and in excellent condition. Signed lower right. Circa 1975. Overall size framed 40.75 by 34.75 inches. Irving Amen, American (1918 - 2011) Irving Amen is known for his oil paintings, etchings and woodcuts, Irving Amen was born in New York City, worked there for some years, and then moved to Boca Raton, Florida. Born in New York City in 1918, he began drawing at the age of four. A scholarship to the Pratt Institute was awarded to him when he was fourteen years old. With Michelangelo as his idol, he spent seven years in life classes perfecting his drawing. He studied at the Pratt Institute from 1932 to 1939 and also studied in Paris and in Italy. He created a Peace Medal...
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PORTRAIT OF PATRICIA
By Irving Amen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
IRVING AMEN "PORTRAIT OF PATRICIA" OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED AMERICAN, DATED 1966 20 X 16 INCHES Irving Amen 1918-2011 Amen was born in New York City, he began draw...
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