Auction 119 119 Chabad, Seforim, Hassidut, Glosses & Signatures, Postcards and Photo's, Holocaust and Antisemitism, Pens and Art.
Jan 28, 2020 (Your local time)
Israel
 3 Shatner Center 1st Floor Givat Shaul Jerusalem

Chabad, Seforim, Hassidut, Glosses & Signatures, Postcards and Photo's, Holocaust and Antisemitism, Pens and Art. 

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LOT 30:

Portfolio of Signed Color Lithographs, Emek, Numbered Edition, by Greta Wolf Krakauer, Jerusalem, 1927

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Sold for: $120
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$ 120
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$200-$400
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Special numbered edition of 200 copies published in Jerusalem, 1927. The artist signed 75 of them; the one before us is one of the signed copies, numbered 20.
Each lithograph is signed in the lower right corner in pencil "Grete Wolf Krakauer" and ג. וולף קרקאוער, along with the year of print (1927).
Emek, a portfolio of color lithographs, depicts the life of pioneers in the valley [the "emek"]. Includes 6 lithographs:
1. Tents in Beth Alpha.
2. Beth Alpha from Above.
3. The Emek Jezreel.
4. Nahalal.
5. A Sycamore in Tel-Joseph.
6. Kindergarten in Nahalal.
Greta Wolf Krakauer (1890-1970) was born in the Austro-Hungarian empire in 1890 (it's unclear whether it was in Vienna or in Witkowitz, but whichever is the case, she grew up in Vienna). She studied painting at a local academy and with artists in Austria and in Germany. She presented at several exhibitions and was close to, among others, Sigmund Freud. She ascended to the Land of Israel in 1924 together with her husband, architect and painter Leopold Krakauer (1890-1954), and they settled in Jerusalem. Krakauer was active in art circles in the Land of Israel, and presented at various exhibitions, including at David's Citadel in 1926. She passed away in Jerusalem.
[6] lithographs, 33x40 cm, attached to a leaf of the same size with a description of the lithographs. Placed in the original (brown) folder.
Fine-very fine condition, minimal aging stain blemishes, and tiny folds in the margins. The lithographs themselves are complete and unblemished.

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