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Jacob Pins: Master Woodcuts, Magnes Museum Berkeley (1974)

Jacob Pins: Master Woodcuts, Magnes Museum Berkeley (1974)

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Jacob Pins
Master Woodcuts
Judah L. Magnes Museum
Berkeley, 1974

Exhibition catalog
http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49930406
Jacob Pins
Master Woodcuts
Judah L. Magnes Museum
Berkeley, 1974

Exhibition catalog
http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49930406

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Categories:Topics, Art & Design
Published by: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life on Aug 03, 2012
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MasterWoodcutsbyJacobPins
IntroductionInhisfirstWestcoastexhibitionJacobPinsbringsusasplendidstatementofpersonalartisticvision.Transcendingnationalandculturalboundarieshisworkrefutescertaincriticismsraisedagainst"provincialism"inIsraeliart.SolidlyrootedinEuropeantradition,Pinsdrawsinspirationfromthemulti-facetedenvironmentoftheHolyland.Heunderstandsandloveshisownpeople,butnotexclusivelyso.Everstrivingforconnoisseurship,Pinshasexpandedhistasteinmanyareas.Thuswearefacedwiththeresponsivenessofahumanspirit.Thisisthelife-experienceofamanwhoknowstheworld.May5-June30,1974Judah
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