Ebgi, Amram: 1939 (Morocco)

The Artist:

Amram Ebgi was born in Morocco in 1939. He immigrated to Israel in 1951 and lived in Kfar Blum, a small kibbutz run by an American and English coalition. There Ebgi worked with the community, was educated in Torah, and learned Hebrew and English.

Ebgi began drawing and painting at age 16, for his own pleasure. Ebgi was "discovered" while working in the kibbutz and in 1958 received a scholarship to study art at Brooklyn Museum of Art. In 1962 kibbutz administrators, recognizing his talent, gave him a painting studio and encouraged him to sell his works. Ebgi stopped his art to fight in the Israeli Six Day War. When he returned to the kibbutz after the war, administrators gave him a full time assignment of painting, and they began to market his work from a commercial showroom outside the kibbutz. Ebgi continued art study at Pratt Graphic Art Center in New York, where he developed a love for the printing; etching, silk screen, intaglio, relief, and epoxy modeling.

In 1981 Ebgi relocated to Miami Florida where, until recently, he worked in his own studio. Ebgi no longer creates original art, however some of his later and most recent work is still available to collectors in the primary and secondary art market place. Ebgi enjoyed one man shows throughout USA and Israel including venues at Nova Terra, Columbia; International Exhibitions in Panama, and International Art Expo in New York, California, and Washington D.C. Ebgi enjoyed posts and prizes including; Art Department Head, Tel-Chai Institute Israel, UJA Federation, Magen David from Ehud Olmart, Mayor of Jerusalem - Jerusalem 3000 Celebration, Official Poster for Israel's 40 year Anniversary, UNICEF, Corcoran School of Art Washington D.C. His work is collected by private and public institutions and museums including: Yale University, Duke University, Vassar College, U.C.L.A., New York University, Florida International University, Princeton University, Beit Hshoah-Museum of Tolerance, California; Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Florida, Huntsville Museum of Art, Alabama; Canton Art Institute, Ohio; Salt Lake City Art Center, Utah; Del Rio Art Center, Texas; Laguna Beach Museum, California; and Arkansas Art Center, Arkansas. Other acknowledgments include: Art Business News,"Festival of Masters" Disney World Flordia, Salute to Israel presented to Vice President George Bush on the occasion of Israel's 40 year Anniversary, and gifts made by Elizabeth Taylor and Chaim Topol to institutions in the USA and Europe.

The Art:

Amram Ebgi's skill as a master printmaker is demonstrated in the hand colored etchings displayed below. The subjects in these works, generally the focus of Egbi's work, is Jewish life and culture. The monochrome collection below is exceptionally exciting in that it is exclusively from Ebgi's early work. It reflects Ebgi's love for Jewish tradition, expressed with reverence and joy. These works give insight to the thinking processes and philosophical development of the artist. The color images are more recent work.

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Ebgi050

Amram Egbi: Noah and The Ark. Limited Edition Hand Colored Etching with Embossed Seal. 181/200. The paper size is 32"x42". The image size is 29"x38". The etching has had one owner, an American collector, who purchased the art from the artist in the early 1990's. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil, by the artist. The condition is excellent except for some very slight foxing around the edge of the page. The paper is sound with wide margins. There are no imperfections in the image. Fine quality coloring with no evidence of soft handling creases. The work is framed with gold leaf moulding. Close-Up

$1,600.

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Ebgi051

Amram Ebgi: Salute to Israel. Limited Edition Aquatint Etching. 25/150. The paper size is 32"x42". The image size is 27" x 38" (68.58cm x 96.52 cm). The etching has had one owner, an American collector, who purchased the art from the artist in the early 1990's. The etching is signed and numbered inpencil, by the artist. The condition is excellent except for some very slight foxing around the edge of the page. The paper is sound with wide margins. There are no imperfections in the image. Fine quality coloring with no evidence of soft handling creases. The work is framed with gold leaf moulding. Close-Up

$700.

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Ebgi30

Amram Ebgi. Two Musicians. AP/4. Etching. The paper size is 15" x 10". The artwork was acquired in 1981. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. This piece is a hand colored etching. It is a sensitive rendering with unique charm. Color is subtle and clear and the quality of the coloring and image surface is excellent. This print was mounted on acid paper and some residue from the mounting and tape remains on the verso. There are slight handling creases in the margin. Otherwise the artwork margins and art surface is in very good condition. This piece is a perfect pair to the Three Musicians & One Dancing Ebgi755, shown directly below. Close-Up

$700.

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Ebgi755

Amram Ebgi. Three Musicians & One Dancing. 25/100. Etching. The paper size is 15" x 10". The artwork was acquired in 1981. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. This piece is a hand colored etching. It is a sensitive rendering with unique charm. Color is subtle and clear and the quality of the coloring and image surface is excellent. This print was mounted on acid paper and some residue from the mounting material and tape remains on the verso. There are slight handling creases in the margins. There is an ink smudge on the edge of the upper right margin. Otherwise the artwork margins and art surface is in very good condition. This piece is a perfect pair to Two Musicians Ebgi30, shown directly above. Close-Up

$700.

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Ebgi785

Amram Ebgi. Fisherman. 7/100. Etching. The paper size is 15" x 21".The artwork was acquired in 1981. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. This piece is a hand colored etching. It is sensitive rendering. Color is subtle and clear and the quality of the coloring and image surface is excellent. This print was mounted on acid paper and some residue from the mounting and tape remains on the verso. The print was matted with an acid mat and foxing is present at points where the mat window opens. There are slight handling creases in the margin. Otherwise the artwork margins and art surface is in very good condition. This piece makes a nice pair to the Wailing Wall Ebgi34, shown directly below. Close-Up

$750.

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Ebgi34

Amram Ebgi. Wailing Wall. 37/199. Etching. The paper size is 21" x 15. The artwork was acquired in 1981. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. This piece is a hand colored etching. It is sensitive rendering. Color is subtle and clear and the quality of the coloring and image surface is excellent. This print was mounted on acid paper and some residue from the mounting and tape remains on the verso. The print was matted with an acid mat and there is slight foxing where the mat window opens. There are slight handling creases in the margin. Otherwise the artwork margins and art surface is in very good condition. This piece makes a nice pair to the Fisherman Ebgi785, shown directly above. Close-Up

$750.


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