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Irving Amen

 (1918 - 2011)
Irving Amen was active/lived in New York, Florida.  Irving Amen is known for woodcuts, religous theme and figure painting, stained glass.

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Artist Bulletins for Irving Amen

22 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Info on artist
Thomas mirasola (04/23/2015)
I received a piece of Irving Amen titled Dream Image #3.. And I was hoping to get more information of time period and value. Thanks for any help. Tom

Trial Proof Blue Bird
Bob (10/04/2009)
I have a T/P Trial Proof of a girl and a blue bird. It is 17" x 12". Anyone have info on this?

AMEN "Young Woman" AP 1964
brigitte king (12/28/2008)
Is there info on value of such a woodcut?

the Elder
Karin (12/19/2008)
Has anyone heard of the print called "The Elder"? I cannot seem to find it in Amen's works.

When did Amen do "Con Spirito"?
Brian (08/14/2008)
I just acquired an artist proof of Con Spirito by Irving Amen. However I can't seem to find when he did this work. I've look through the bio's but still no luck. Anyone?

Irving Amen
Cassandra Chisolm (07/01/2008)
Have woodcut by Amen titled "Young Woman" and would like to find out more about the piece including the year. It is 9/75 and depicts an African American women in an orange dress w/white collar. Please let me know.

Ivring Amen "Cellist" Sculpture
Stephen Banks (04/30/2008)
Found at an auction last night here in Upstate NY and fell in love with it!! Marked: AMEN on one side near the bottom. There also seems to have been some sort of label attached to the bottom but is missing. Any info would be appreciated by "newbie" Amen fan!! Thanks in advance

mildred smith (03/07/2008)

permissions for use of art
David W. Landrum (03/04/2008)
I publish an on-line poetry journal called Lucid Rhythms. The site always has art and the art deals with music. We've used Picasso's The Old Guitarist and other works in the public domain for graphics. I love Mr. Amen's Woman With Guitar and would like to use it but want to know where I could get permission for using the painting. Does anyone know how I could go about asking for permission, who to contact, etc.? Sincerely, David W. Landrum

L. Lore (12/16/2007)
I have a painting of a mother and child that I bought in the early 1960s. Is is titled Tenderness and signed Amen. I believe that it is a Lithograph 41/200. I have had it for over 40 years. Any info on this?

etching? Bridges 19/90 by Amen
b. owings (11/29/2007)
I'm looking for information about my, I believe, etching. I love the piece and do not want to sell it....but would love to know more about its meaning and history. That is, when was it done? Is it an etching? Why the pastel colors of pink, yellow and blues in a city and water scape? What do the many symbols in it mean, what bridge is it? I've always assumed it was maybe in NYC, because of the woman that might be a Statue of Liberty in it, but not sure. It is obviously meaningful to the artist because it has so much symbolism going on,i.e. eye, faces, pointing finger(?),letters,odd suns,weird flying (?)helicopter-boat, that has a propeller but boat bottom... and then a questionable chalis here and there and possibly minorahs... maybe. City in background, with letters on buildings, faces, suns, etc... I think one or two might be synbolic of the Statue of Liberty.... possibly? I would just love for him to unravel the mystery for me. It is done in pastels of pink, blues and yellow amongst the dark sepia etching lines. I know it is his work because of the signature with the "e" and the stlye of the etching, BUT....what did it mean to him? I'm so curious. Thanks. Oh, is it okay to have it behind glass?

Artist for your soul
Debra Hawley (08/22/2007)
I have been collecting Amen for about 7 years. Strange to me--seems I have known this man all my life---I guess that's what art is all about--really connecting. How I'd love to meet this dear man.

"theatre" etching
jenna christensen (08/03/2007)
We've had an original etching titled "theatre" and I'm trying to find information about this specific piece. It's numbered 36/100. Anyone with info???????

SAMUEL BLAIR (04/03/2007)

Irving Amen
Leonard Achan (12/22/2006)
I have recently become of fan of Mr Amens work. It started with a very large piece called "the sculptor" dated '65' of a old man (rabbi possibly) working with a hammer and chisel on something. It is a gorgeous piece and the center of focus of my home. I then got a piece called "Young Mother", also an original oil which turns into a photorealistic image after staring at it for a few seconds. My most recent purchase is a painting called "Girl Lost in thought" which is dated '61' and is a wonderful example of his work...

Irving Amen "Fishing Boats"
Traci Corley (10/25/2006)
I have a done by Amen which has at the bottom of it "A/P Artists Proof Fishing Boats" and then signed in what looks like pencil with his signature style Amen name. Can anyone tell me anything about the artist and/or this piece. It has been in my family for over twenty years. Any feedback would be great. Thanks.

Irving Amen
Karen Sheldon (09/29/2006)
My mother gave me a print of a standing girl playing the flute (yellow), titled "Aria" in about 1962, when we lived in NYC. Does anyone know of this lithograph? Karen

Which Amen do I have?
Janet (09/18/2006)
I have a hand signed copy of a work done by Amen called "Venice Revisited" 195/200. There are two artists with that last name and I don't know which one he is. His signature is of moderate size and wrote the works title in cursive, easy to read. Spelled Amen in cursive with large, straight lined A. Anyone?

amen painting of 3 women
susan elkins (02/16/2003)
My parents, while they resided in NYC purchased an AMEN painting and it sat over our fireplace in the family room. My memories of our home in Long Island will never be forgotten and the vivid impression that remains to this day is enhansed by my recollecting how many endless hours i would sit and stare at the beautiful rendering of these three women who were merely girls i think..sisters, I'm certain.The painting had an overall Blue Hue with a touch of white on a blouse one of them wears... They remain with us today as it was what we held onto from our past, as we brought it with us to Texas where we now reside. My dad has passed but fond memories remain because dad knew how i loved this painting. If you have any information about this painting from either mr. Amen or in a book about his work please share it with me. Thank you

"Scholar" woodcut print
Linda Dudley (12/09/2002)
My mother-in-law used to live near Port St. Lucie, FL, and greatly enjoyed a wide range of media. Her personal favorite was water color but the woodblock print "Scholars", which is signed and numbered, attracted her. We don't know when it was purchased. She passed away several years ago and the print was passed on to my husband. Is there a source for more information about this print? We would like to know when it was originally printed and where the original is now, any background on the subjects, and possibly the value (for insurance purposes only). Thank you for any help.

Web Site
Maureen Greenbaum (09/23/2002)
I have created a web site for Irving Amen’s work. I would appreciate anyone with images or stories about Mr. Amen (who is in Florida and had granted me permission to gather and post his work) contact me at I am not selling his work, only trying to let the world appreciate the wonderful view of life that Irving Amen has captured in his pictures.

Irving Amen
Janet and Vade Bolton (03/09/2001)
We visited Mr. Amen four times in the late 1980s at his house in Boca Raton. We bought about 20 of his prints the first time, and he and Vade became close for a while. Vade would visit him when he was on business trips in Florida. We called him on the phone every once in a while, but we eventually lost touch. On the second trip to Boca we bought a very large oil painting "The Builders". It is an emotional scene, an old building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is being renovated by two orthodox builders. It is intended to become a shule. Two cheder boys are eyeing the observer with mistrust, as the shule is transformed from ashes to a holy place. I don't know if this painting was ever photographed by Mr. Amen before he sold it to us. It is dated 1962. It is the most precious object in our home. Mr. Amen did an oil painting of our two sons from photos. Ironically, our second son has just been accepted to the Pratt Institute, Mr. Amen's alma mater.

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