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Lot 394

8 Reuven Rubin woodcuts God Seekers Portfolio 1968

Estimate: $600 - $1,000

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Rubin, Reuven (Romanian/Israeli, 1893-1974), 8 woodcuts from Godseekers Portfolio, 1923-1968 (blocks cut in 1923 printed in 1966, 8 of the 10 woodblock prints, 11 x 13 inches and the reverse, each pencil signed in English and Hebrew and numbered 28/65, with original portfolio box and justification page, Published by Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv, Rubin was 30 years old in 1923 when he worked on this group of woodcuts, The Godseekers . The atmosphere throughout the various images is holy, dramatic and optimistic. The Godseekers seek God and pray to him. Rubin succeeded to evoke the spirit of life in Israel in those early days. He used the classical technique of woodcut to express his devotion to the history of art along with the new and modern spirit. The 10 woodcuts were published by the Bineth Gallery of Fine Art, Jerusalem, in 1966, when Rubin decided to print 85 copies from the original woodblocks, engraved by him back in 1923. The portfolio includes a preface in English and Hebrew written by Dr. Haim Gamzo, who was the director of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.