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Levinson (Olga)

ADOLPH JENTSCH (De Luxe Edition)

Published: Human & Rousseau, Cape Town, 1973

Edition: De Luxe Edition

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Text in English, Afrikaans and German.

78 pages of text and 22 pages of colour reproductions of paintings, quarter black leather with brown buckram cloth boards, with a gilt facsimile of Jentsch's signature on the upper cover, with light insect scarring on the covers, a good copy.

Adolph Jentsch (1888 – 1977) was of German descent, born in Dresden, Germany. Like many of his contemporaries, the cultured and unworldly Orientalist, Jentsch fled Germany when Hitler’s Third Reich turned to persecuting artists. He joined a cousin in Namibia in 1938 and stayed for the rest of his life. There he made a few lifelong friends, painted and travelled extensively, settling near Windhoek in 1947.

Anton Hendriks, in 1958 commented on the painter: “Jentsch is not a modern artist; his large and simple landscapes have the qualities of the simple landscapes. They are subtle, they do not shout, they are unobtrusive,they do not intrude, they are quiet and therefor, they do not readily reveal themselves to those who are attuned to modern noise”

In Namibia, Jentsch found the ideal working climate. His spirit responded to the vastness and silence of the desert landscape. The sublimity of space, which figures so dominantly in Eastern mysticism, was here a tangible reality,in the solitary desert landscape he felt free to meditate and to express his sense of the eternal.Adolph Jentsch is considered by those familiar with the scene to have distilled the very essence of the natural environment of South West Africa. Jentsch passed away in 1977 in Windhoek, SWA. http://www.absolutart.co.za/masters/adolph-jentsch

This edition is limited to 750 numbered copies. No 1 - 75 have a deluxe binding, This copy is number 13

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: Oblong 4to (300 x330 )
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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