Abel Pann

"The Garden of Eden" from the Genesis Portfolio (10/100), 2005
Giclée print on watercolor paper from the original lithograph c.1920's
16 x 12 in
SKU: 12108g
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"The Garden of Eden" is a reproduction giclée print on watercolor paper. It is based after the original lithograph made by Abel Pann. From Abel Pann's portfolio, "The Bible - Genesis: From the Creation until the Deluge." Originally published in 1924, the complete portfolio includes 25 lithographs that each depict a different story from Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament.

Though the original lithograph portfolio today is rarely found in a complete set, each lithograph is an individual work of mastery by Abel Pann, who was once considered one of the most important artists in Israel.

Giclée Size: 16"x12"
Frame Size: 19"x16"

Artist Bio:

“Over many years, Abel Pann (1883-1963) was regarded as the foremost Land Of Israel Painter. This view was shared by the Jewish community throughout the world and by the general public in pre-State Israel where reproductions of his works were hung in almost every home”. This is how Yigal Zalmone, Chief Art Curator of the Israel Museum, describes Abel Pann.

An interesting approach that Pann used in these illustrations was to depict the Biblical subjects using contemporary clothing and imagery. Using contemporary Middle Eastern characters in Oriental dress within local settings fulfilled the Zionist dream that the Jewish people were going to return to their homeland and renew their days of old.