AUCTION 57 | Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 324


Lithograph. Signed by artist in pencil lower right. Edition of 30. 11 x 7.5 inches.

New York, c. 1930:

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
Born in Bialystock, the American Expressionist painter Max Weber (1881-1961) studied under Henri Matisse. He was greatly influenced by the Cubist movement and African tribal art - as can seen in this domestic Sabbath scene. Weber’s highly expressionistic art became more personal in his works relating to religious themes and practices and the spiritual life. The present lithograph is based upon the 1919 painting “Sabbath” (Jewish Museum, New York) and is highly representative of the Cubist influence, an avant-garde movement he was responsible for helping introduce to the United States.