Jerusalem, Palestine Art Pub. Co., 1920. Item #39003
1st Edition. Original Boards. Publication date not stated, certainly between 1920-1925. 25 original full-page plates. In Hebrew and English with Title Page/Text in both languages. “Abel Pann (1883–1963) , born Abba Pfeffermann in Latvia or in Kreslawka, Vitebsk, Belarus, sources vary, was a European Jewish artist who spent most of his adult life in Jerusalem… Pann studied the fundamentals of drawing for three months with the painter Yehuda Pen of Vitebsk, who also taught Marc Chagall…. He was part of a movement of contemporary Jewish artists interested in Biblical scenes, including Ephraim Moses Lilien, and Ze'ev Raban. All three were influenced by Art Nouveau and by the Symbolist movement. … In 1924, Pann resigned from his teaching position to devote himself full-time to lithography. The lithographs met with considerable success on international tours. Pann told the New York Times that he found most illustrated Bibles boring, accusing the many artists who had illustrated Bibles before him of tending ‘to produce an impression that the Bible itself is a tiresome volume. ’ He said that he wished to present the Bible's characters as ‘possessing the passions of human beings... With their virtues and vices, loves and hatreds. ’” (Wikipedia, 2017) This Volume includes 25 of Pann’s Bible Illustrations, each signed in the print by the artist. SUBJECT(S) : Pictorial works. Bible. Genesis -- Pictorial works. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Some wear to cloth, especially around spine. Internally Very Good Condition. (ART-26-23).