Chaim Weizman. Head Portrait. Signed lower left

AUCTION 41 | Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, & Graphic Art

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Lot 359
Litvinovsky, PINCHAS.

Chaim Weizman. Head Portrait. Signed lower left

Charcoal. Closely matted. 13.5 x 18 inches. Unexamined out of its elaborate frame

Est: $500 - $700
Born in Ukraine, 1894, Pinchas Litvinovsky was persuaded by Boris Schatz to came to Jerusalem and join the Bezalel School. He was soon disappointed and returned to Russia, only to resettle in Jerusalem in 1919. His subject here, Chaim Weizman (1874-1952) was Russian born and served as the first President of the State of Israel. Prior, he had been the President of the World Zionist Organization (1920-31 and 1935-46) as well as an acclaimed and distinguished scientist