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Opus I 45
Opus I
15 3/8 x 11 3/4"
Original etching, 45/75
Signed and titled by the artist
$800

Deux operas I
Deux operas I
15 1/2 x 11 3/4"
Original etching, 63/150
Signed and titled by the artist
Sorry, sold for $800

Reve
Reve
15 3/4 x 11 3/4"
Original etching, 65/150
Signed and titled by the artist
Sorry, sold for $800

Bolero I
Bolero I
13 1/2 x 17 1/4"
Original etching, 71/150
Signed and titled by the artist
Sorry, sold for $800

La
La
8 1/8 x 11 1/2"
Original etching, artist proof
Signed and titled by the artist
$400


Fa
Fa
Image size: 8 1/8 x 11 1/2"
Framed size: 19 1/2 x 23"
Original etching, artist proof
Signed and titled by the artist
Sorry, sold for $610 framed
Mi
Mi
8 1/8 x 11 1/2"
Framed size: 19 1/2 x 23"
Original etching, artist proof
Signed and titled by the artist
Sorry, sold for $610 framed

Born in Israel in 1931, Nissan Engel graduated from the renowned Beaux-Arts Bezalel in Jerusalem and later received a diploma in theater design from the Centre dramatique de l'Est in Strasbourg, France.  He moved to Paris in the mid-1950s, where he painted and also worked on a variety of stage designs and costume projects; he had the first of many successful painting exhibits starting in 1960 at the Galerie Weil.  In 1965 he moved to New York City.

During his days in Paris and throughout his ten-year stay in the United States, Engel worked almost exclusively in the painting medium.  The subjects of his early works - landscapes, still lifes, and equestrian figures often presented in horse racing and circus scenes - were rendered in a style that was predominantly figural and representational, reflecting his academic training.  The paintings from this period are strongly graphic and characterized by a bold and direct use of color.

Engel's early influences include Picasso, Klee, Marini, Kandinsky, and other European expressionists, as well as the conceptual artists Oppenheim and Beuys.  He also was influenced by the abstract expressionists of the New York School, many of whom he knew and befriended while living in New York City.

Nissan Engel's works are found in numerous private and public collections, including the following:

Abright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York
Bridgeston Museum, Tokyo
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan  <<
Elf Atochem Corporation, Paris
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California
The Jewish Museum, New York City
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Virginia
Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase
Schlumberger Foundation, Paris
Weizman Institute, Rehovot, Israel
Niagara Falls Museum, USA

Saper Galleries has been representing the lyrical and richly colored etchings of Nissan Engel since 1985.  We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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