BHNY Fine Art

 

Irving Amen (1918-2007)

Irving Amen was born in New York City in 1918, worked there for several years, though he eventually moved to Boca Raton, Florida. He was known for his oil paintings, etchings, and woodcuts, He studied at Pratt Institute in New York from 1932 to 1939, as well as in Paris and in Italy. In addition to his paintings and prints, Amen created a Peace Medal commemorating the end of the Vietnam war and designed a stained glass window of the Twelve Tribes of Israel for a synagogue in Columbus, Ohio. He was an instructor of art at Pratt Institute and at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. He was a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists, the International Society of Wood Engravers, and Audubon Artists. He died in 2007.