Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Vintage Thursday Thingie: Portrait of Leo Baeck

This etching, a portrait of Leo Baeck by the Israeli artist Yehuda Bacon, is DH's. In the lower left hand corner of the etching you can see Bacon's etched signature...and in the margin on the right, below the etching, his actual signature. To the left of that is written in Hebrew "To Danny"...yes, this is a dedicated, signed etching to DH!
Yehuda Bacon (1929-), a Holocaust survivor, is still an active artist at age 81. His works have been exhibited in museums all over the world.

Leo Baeck (1873-1956), a prominent Reform Rabbi in prewar Germany, went to England after liberation from the Theresienstadt concentration camp. He later became Chairman of the World Union of Progressive Judaism.

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23 comments:

Coloradolady said...

What an amazing piece of artwork. I love how it was personally signed to your husband....that makes it even more special. Happy VTT!

Postcardy said...

That's an interesting portrait. I never heard of the rabbi before.

LV said...

That is an amazing piece of work and love hearing your story behind it.

CC said...

What a wonderful piece of artwork...and to have it signed to your husband personally..It's so very,very special...and thank you sever so much for sharing. Happy VTT..

Tara Beaulieu said...

How lovely to have such a special piece given to your husband! Thank you for the history on both the artist and the rabbi- I love all the things I learn while hopping around on VTT! :)

ewenique said...

I enjoyed learning about the artist, have a great VTT

Vonlipi said...

What a unique piece of art! And dedicated to DH too!

Thanks for sharing :)

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P. said...

That is a marvelous work of art, and you and DH are lucky indeed to have a signed one. I appreciated the information both the artist and subject.

Roslyn said...

That is such a treasure Miri how wonderful to have that in your home.

Ulla said...

Great piece of art. The story makes it even more special.

Mary said...

How special it was signed to your husband & how great the artist is still active at 81!

The Thrifty Designer said...

What a treasure!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love etchings and how exciting to have one dedicated to your husband! Thank you for the background on this - how wonderful to still be active as an artist at 81.

Happy VTT!
Sally

Sarah said...

Wow...that's a treasure! Thanks for sharing :)

Happy VTT!

Sarah

Anna Matthews said...

This is an amazing piece, very special!

Stacey said...

What a great piece of history. May it always be treasured by your family. Happy VTT!

AshTreeCottage said...

What a lovely vintage etching. How wonderful that both men survived the horrors of those camps. God Bless them both. A very touching VTT!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

nancycreative said...

What a wonderful etching and story, too.

Ann said...

Really thinks that a special picture, I will have to research the artist. Happy VTT

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a great portrait and a great and intresting story also. Thanks for stopping by.Julian

La Bella Vie said...

Wow how amazing this piece is! Thank you for sharing such a piece with us.

I found you through VTT and have decided to become a follower of your blog, I'd like to invite you to become one at La Bella Vie as well.
See you there!
Terry

Sarah said...

Interesting piece of art. I've been away from my computer so have enjoyed scrolling through your recent posts that I've missed. Love the silver pieces.
Thanks for stopping by HFTS. I appreciate your thoughtful comment. ~ Sarah