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Irving Amen

1918 - 2011
New York City, United States

5 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Irving Amen

Tribes of Israel III

1980

58.42 x 86.36cm

219,88 €

To Life #2

1970

30.48 x 43.18cm

342,03 €

Pigeons in the Piazza

1970

30.48 x 43.18cm

342,03 €

Pigeons

1969

29.85 x 44.45cm

244,31 €

Age of Aquarius

1969

35.56 x 44.45cm

244,31 €

Born in New York City, 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 own unique style.
From 1942 to 1945 he served with the Armed Forces. He headed a mural project and executed murals in the United States and Belgium.
He had his first exhibition was at the New School for Social Research in New York and his second at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington in 1949.
His travels throughout Israel, Greece and Turkey in 1960 led to a retrospective at the Artists House in Jerusalem.
He then studied in Paris where he had one-man shows in painting, woodcut and sculpture. Besides practicing his art, Amen also taught classes in sculptor and printmaking at such schools as the Pratt Institute (1961) and at Notre Dame University(1962).
Commissions include a Peace Medal in honor of the Vietnam War and 12 stained glass windows for the Agudas Achim Synagogue in Ohio.
He is listed in Mantle Fielding Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers and the Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists by Paul Cummings.
A positive attitude, love of mankind, and religious background emanate from his work.