A fine watercolor drawing titled on placard "The Cantor", the image of an orthodox Jewish man, 4 5/8" by 3 5/8", 11" by 10 " in attractive and very complementary black and silver framing (some lightly rubbed areas), signed at upper left corner by the important Jewish-Ukrainian artist, EMANUEL MANE-KATZ (1894-1962). The small but powerful work features a classic image that embodies Jewish tradition and culture. The artist was born in the Ukraine near the end of the 19th century. By age 19 he was in Paris, studying art, becoming friends with many major artists, including Picasso (who painted him in 1932). Mane-Katz was a member of the so-called Jewish School of Paris. He specialized in creating works which showed Jewish life in the shtetls of Eastern Europe. Favorite subject matter included Hasidic figures, rabbis, musicians, beggars, and yeshiva students. Some of Mane-Katz's works on canvas have exceeded $200,000 at auction. A museum dedicated to his work and collected objects of Judaica opened in Haifa, Israel. Not examined out of frame but appears to be in excellent, clean condition. **ONE OF TWO ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY THE ARTIST IN MY SHOP**
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