The Estate of Prof. Victor Deutsch, Part III and Other Estates

5 Woodcuts By Joseph Budko 1888 - 1940

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Provenance
Estate of Prof. Victor Deutsch

Details
Consisting of:
1. "The Tailor", Signed, dated 1929 (lower left) and numbered 3/75 (lower right). Date: 1929. Dimensions: 22.4 x 13.5 cm. Condition: Good.
2. 3 Woodcuts for ‘Chassidic Legend’ by Samuel Lewin (Published by Rathenau und Horodisch, Berlin, 1921), All signed in pencil (lower left). Dimensions: 7 x 7 cm, 9.2 x 6.8 cm, 8.5 x 7 cm. Condition: Good.
3. "Self Portrait", Signed in pencil (lower right). Date: 1930’s. Dimensions: 15 x 10 cm. Condition: Good.

Biography
Joseph Budko (1888-1940) Polish painter. Born in Plonsk, Poland in 1880. Immigrated to Israel in 1933. Studies: 1905 Fine Arts School, Vilna; from 1910 he studied engraving in Berlin,. Budko was a student of Herman Struk,, and followed his lead as he turned to graphic art. He worked mainly in graphics and book illustrations. He developed a style that combined personal attitude with Jewish mentality, a synthesis of Jewish tradition and modern artistic approach. He also revived the spirit of Jewish book illustration, elevating it to modern design. Teaching: From 1935 Bezalel, Jerusalem, which he re-organized and directed until his death in 1940.