Ben Uri collection

Boats by the Yarkon Bank (from 'Landscapes')

Series: Landscapes

Artist information

Name Jacob Pins (1917-2005)

Born Hoxter, Germany

Died Jerusalem, Israel

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Jacob Pins was born in Höxter, Germany and immigrated to Palestine in 1936 at the age of twenty. After studying under German emigre Jacob Reinhardt (1941-45), he became a noted exponent of the woodcut, developing a highly personal style influenced by both German expressionism and traditional Japanese wood block printing. In his introduction to the volume of Pins' 'Landscapes', published in Tel Aviv in 1955, Eugene Kolb, Director of The Tel Aviv Museum, observed that the artist had 'worked out a technique of his own and fashioned himself a personal form of expression', which gained him a high reputation in both Israel and the United States. From 1956 to 1977, Pins also taught at Israel's leading art schools, most notably Bezalel, where he later became a professor. Celebrated as one of Israel's 'foremost woodcutters', he was also a noted collector.

Object Details

Date 1955

Object type print

Medium woodcut on paper

Materials and techniques woodcut (technique) paper (support)

Unframed 18.3 x 23.8 cm

Framed 33.6 x 24 cm

Acquisition Presented by Marcel Schajer in memory of his late aunt Mona Woislawski

Accession number 2002-57b-ix

Display status not on display

Originally created in 1952, this woodcut was included as illustration 7 in Jacob Pins 'Landscapes', published by The Dvir Publishing Co in Tel Aviv in 1955. In his introduction to this volume, Eugene Kolb, Director of The Tel Aviv Museum, observed that the boats in this work 'astonish one by their monumentality, which is convincing in spite of the simple subject'.


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