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Selma Hurwitz (American, 20th century), "Hannah and Samuel", original Hadbakah art textile, metallic threads on black board, depicting the Biblical mother with her hand on her son's shoulder. Draped in his arms is the new coat she made for him each year. 24" x 19" sight, 29" x 24" wtih linen mat and silver metallic frame. Note: Hurwitz is a noted textile artist who devised the Hadbakah process in 1964. Her subjects are mainly Biblical. Although no longer working, she has a long exhibition history. She was the first American artist to have work in the collection of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) in Jerusalem, and she was chosen to create the banner for the podium on the Mall at the massive Soviet Jewry rally that preceded the Reagan-Gorbachev Summit. Her work is in the collections of the Israel Museum and the Yad Vashem Holcaust Memorial in Jerusalem, and in synagogues and public and private collections throughout the United States. Provenance: the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Burton Silbert, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Excellent condition.