René Ben Sussan (Zazoute)
'1920's wood block engraving’
Pencil signed Artists Proof
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René Ben Sussan; 1895- ... René Ben Sussan was born in Salonika, Greece of Sephardic Jewish stock. Illustrator, wood engraver, etcher, lithographer and typographer. His most widely seen works are his illustrations for the various 'Limited Editions Club' and 'Heritage Press' series of small print runs of handmade and hand-bound books. Rene exhibited with the Salon d'Automne from 1921 and the Salon des Tuileries from 1924-1928 he lived in England from 1934-1938 and taught at the École Estienne in Paris from c.1950-c.1960. No works by René Ben Sussan are recorded after 1960. He occasionally used the pseudonym Zazoute.
A fine original print which has retained its colouring, bright and unfaded in black ink, the image measuring approximately 9 cms. x 4 cms.( 3½ x 1½ ins.)
Printed on a lightweight japan paper sheet size 16 cms. x 10 cms, (6¼ x 4 ins.)
Signed by the artist with the annotation 'Etat' in pencil in the lower margin.
Unframed and hinge mounted to its original bevel mount, the condition of the image and sheet is excellent.