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Multi-Estates Summer 2023 Auction

Sat, Aug 19, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 44A

Jan De Ruth Lithograph Partial Suite

Estimate: $300 - $400

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Four of Suite of Six hand signed portraits by Jan De Ruth in original portfolio.

Approximate size: 18" H x 13" W
Approximate size including frame: 18.75" H x 13.75" W 

During WWII, Jan De Ruth was imprisoned in numerous concentration camps, including Auschwitz. While imprisoned in the fifth camp De Ruth made his final escape to Czechoslovakia after four previous attempts of freedom. De Ruth began to draw using materials he collected while imprisoned. His first drawing was sold to a prison guard in exchange for a piece of bread. 
After escaping in 1955, Jan De Ruth attended Ruskin Art School at Oxford University in London focusing on portraits and lithographs. De Ruth’s works have been exhibited globally. 

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