Henry (Enrico) Glicenstein; John F. Kennedy
'John F. Kennedy'
Artist pencil signed
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'J. F. K'
original proof drypoint etching
drawn and etched
Henry (Enoch, Hendryk, Enoch, Enrico) Glicenstein; 1870-1942, Polish and American sculptor, painter and graphic artist, born in Turek, Poland, studied in Munich at the Royal Bavarian Academy of Art and once married, moved to Rome, then Poland, and after the war, Switzerland. Then emigrated to London and later to America. Glicenstein wanted to go to Israel but he died in a car accident in 1942. His son became a painter in Safed in Israel, where the Glicenstein Museum was founded. Many Glicenstein sculptures are still displayed there, and his works are found in a number of collections including the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Pompidou Centre, the Israel Museum, the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome, the Krakow and the Warsaw National Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
A fine etching which is bright and unfaded, with black intaglio ink lines and detail, rich inklines and plate tone, the image size measuring approximately 22 cms. x 25 cms, (8¾ x 10 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression on a laid paper sheet, measuring 27 cms. x 31 cms. (10¾ x 12 ins.)
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.