Irving Amen

Irving Amen was born in New York City in 1918. He began drawing in his youth and won a scholarship to the Pratt Institute at the young age of fourteen. From 1942 to 1945, Irving served under the Armed Forces.

Amen’s earliest exhibitions were at the New School for Social Research in New York and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. in 1949. Amen’s works were featured in many solo exhibitions in New York and Washington, D.C. throughout his lifetime. Irving Amen taught at Pratt Institute and at the University of Notre Dame.

In 1950, Amen studied in Paris. He returned to Europe in 1953 to travel throughout Italy while making art. Amen went overseas again in 1960 to travel Israel, Greece and Turkey. Part of the trip included an exhibition in Jerusalem. Amen died November 21, 2011.

Amen’s works are represented in several museum collections including the Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MA), the Museum of Modern Art (NY), and the Statische Museum (Germany).

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