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Artist information

Name Joseph Hecht (1891-1951)

Born Lodz, Poland

Died Paris, France

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Hecht was born in Lodz, Poland and trained at the Academy in Krakow. He spent the First World War in Norway, exhibiting in Christiania (1917), Oslo and Bergen (1918), travelling to Italy after the war. In 1920, he moved to Paris and began exhibiting with the Salon d'Automne (1920), Salon des Indépendents (1921), then in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, as well as in Paris. In 1926, he published l'Arche de Noë, a suite of six engravings (preface by Gustave Kahn) and l'Eubage aux Antipodes de l'Unité, five engravings (accompanying text by Blaise Cendrars). After meeting Stanley William Hayter, he helped him establish Atelier 17 in Paris in 1927. He exhibited extensively both in Paris and internationally, including in 1929 at Gallery Georges, London. In 1937, he was awarded two gold medals at the Paris International Exposition. In 1946, Hayter convinced Hecht to resume printmaking and he invented a new relief printing process in 1949. His work is held in museums in Paris, London, Brooklyn, Amderstam and many other places.

Object Details

Date 1972

Object type print

Medium etching on paper

Materials and techniques etching (technique) paper (support)

Unframed 22 x 11.5 cm

Signed signed, bottom right: Joseph Hecht

Acquisition presented by Robert Lewin 1994

Accession number 1994-22

Display status not on display


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