Irving Amen

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1918 - 2011
Irving Amen 1918-2011- Artist
Studied at the Art Students League and Academy Grande Chaumiere in Paris. His first exhibition was at the New School for Social Research and in 1949 the Smithsonian Institution launched a one man exhibition of his work. He had numerous additional exhibitions including the Artists House in Jerusalem, the Library of Congress and the National Academy of Design. He taught at the Pratt Institute and Notre Dame University. He designed twelve stained glass windows for the Agudas Achim Synagogue in Ohio and illustrated the epic Gilgamesh for the Limited Editions Club.
His work is included the collections of many museums including the Metropolitan, the Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Albertina Museum Vienna, the Bezalel National Museum Jerusalem, the Biblioteque Nationale Paris, the Biblioteque Royal Brussels, the Auckland City Art Gallery Auckland New Zealand, the Corcoran Gallery Washington DC, Dartmouth College, the Fogg Art Museum Cambridge, the Jewish Museum NY, the Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum Berkeley, CA, the City of Philadelphia Public Library, the NY Public Library, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Butler Institute, the Art Museum of Princeton, the Smithsonian Institution, the Univeristy of Notre Dame, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Yale University Museum and numerous others.
He leaves a sister Sharon (Frank) Swersky of Mountainside NJ, a brother Philip (June) Aimen of Glenview, IL and several neices and nephews.
Published on NYTimes.com from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2011
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