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Moe Reinblatt

Nude Reclining

Artist

Moe Reinblatt
Montreal 1917 – Montreal 1979

Title

Nude Reclining

Date

1947

Materials

Drypoint with plate toning

Dimensions

17.9 x 29.4 cm (sheet), 12.9 x 25.6 cm (image)

Credits

Gift of Lilian and Melanie Reinblatt, inv. 1999.112

Collection

Graphic Arts

Reinblatt began his artistic education in the early 1930s with Anne Savage at Baron Byng High School on Saint-Urbain Street, in the heart of what was then a Jewish neighbourhood. He continued his training in Alexander Bercovitch’s studio. In 1945, he began to learn about printmaking at the Art Association of Montreal (AAM)’s School of Art and Design as part of a special program provided for war veterans with federal government support. He became a teacher of printmaking and drawing at the AAM school in 1947, the year this nude was created.

Reinblatt had a predilection for engraving, often making several proofs of the same subject. Drawing on the post-Romantic tradition, this modern Venus stretched out in front of a window is in contrast with the realistic work of Ernst Neumann, with whom Reinblatt shared an exhibition at the Museum’s Gallery XII in 1952.

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