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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, September 12, 1975 35

Notable 'Max Weber' Art Book Published

An accumulation of mer-
its attests to the high value
of a most notable art book,
"Max Weber" by Alfred
Werner, published by Harry
N. Abrams, Inc.
Primarily, of course, the
typical subject, the art of
Max Weber, and the accom-
plishments of the eminent
painter who earned the title
of "the Dean of American
artists," stands out in this
important book.
Then there is the author.
Alfred Werner is, by the
same token, the dean of au-
thors of works on art and
about the world's most dis-
tinguished artists.

The impressive collec-
tion of Weber's works in-
corporated in this work is
significant.

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"Numerically, Weber's
gouaches and oils on Jew-
ish themes are not over-
whelmingly conspicuous
in his overall putput. De-
spite his identification
with Judaism, a man like
Weber, who had drunk
from the wells of many
nations and eras, and had
struck his roots deeply into
the spiritual soil of Amer-
ica, could not possibly re-
strict himself to a single
ethnic theme. Neverthe-
less, some of his best
works deal with Jewish
topics.

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Several studies of rabbis
and students similarly de-
pict the inspiration that
stems from Weber's
works. "The Talmudists"
emerge in all their tradi-
tionalism. "Rabbi,"
"Discourse," "Students of
the Torah," "Discussing
the Torah" and other simi-
lar works give emphasis to
a spiritual theme which,
collectively, gives Weber
special status among art-
ists.

The East Side of New
York had its influence on
the great artist, and there
are reproductions in this
book that give strength to
The artist's Jewish in- this aspect of his work.
volvements, his home back-
The fascination in We-
ground, are attributable to ber's notable appraisal of a
his concerns for traditional great artist lies both in the
values, and his works relat- description of the master as
ing to New York's East Side guide and teacher for a gen-
are part of his marvelous eration of art lovers. It indi-
Jewish-interest paintings.
cates fully Weber's inclina-
An impressive.number of tion to portray the Jewish
Weber's works reproduced traditional and historic.
Describing Weber's Ju-
daic themes, Werner states
in his analytical appraisal:

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in this fascinating book re-
veal the artist's Jewish in-
terests and his devotional-
ism.
"Adoration of the Moon"
is both great art work and
an indication of the artist's
familiarity with Jewish
traditions.

Weber had gone to
France, returned to this
country, produced volumi-
nously, and the 160 illus-
trations in the Werber-ed-
ited book, including 54 in
full color, attest to the gen-
ius of the artist under dis-
cussion.

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Not least in importance is
the role of the publisher.
Harry N. Abrams is a leader
in his field. The new work,
on Max Weber, enriches the
library the Abrams firm
has made possible.
Both as biography and as
an interpretation of the
Weber art, Werner's work is
superb. It provides the rec-
ognition that had been de-
layed for this man of emin-
ence in his field until the
fullest appreciation was
given to the creative skills of
a man of skill and vision.
Criticism later earned for
Weber the acclaim that gave
him the title of dean.

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outward characteristics wellspring of creative sti-
lend themselves superbly to mulus to Weber.' So wrote
pictorial representation. Jerome Klein in his cata-
Rembrandt — one of We- logue introduction to the
ber's idols — appreciated exhibition, "Max Weber:
their picturesque appeal The Figure in Retrospect
when he settled among his (1906-1958),' at The Down-
"models" in the Amsterdam town Gallery in 1958."
ghetto. Significantly, the
In a summation, Werner
great Dutch artist preferred provides this additional
the more natural, more un- evaluation of the artist he
inhibited Ashkenazi (East has so admirably described
European) refugees with in his newest Harry N.
their untrimmed beards and Abrams art work:
outlandish dress to the well-
"There is a power of ex-
groomed, more "assimi- pression, of awareness that
lated" Sephardim (Por- runs like a thread of per-
tuguese and Spanish Jews) manence through Weber's
— even though it was from art, a rare and personal fla-
the latter that he received vor — a translucency and
portrait commissions, bloom in his color, a beauti-
whereas he had to pay the ful tonal quality that is pe-
immigrants from the east to culiarly his own. Spirit and
pose for him.
form and color are welded
"Rembrandt generally into life, a complement of
portrayed his Jews singly; intellectual power and emo-
Weber frequently stressed tion.
the dynamism of Jewish
"He could descend into
groups in action. Just as El the depths of gloom, over-
Greco, painting biblical or whelmed with the suffering
allegorical figures, made and injustice of the world,
free with the human form, and he could sparkle with
so the Expressionist Weber fun and dance with joy be-
elongated and even dis- fore a beautiful work of art
torted the faces and figures or.a beautiful song. Here
of his Talmudists. In both was a biting wit, a twinkle
cases and desired effect is in the eye at the absurd
the same: the highest pitch tricks of life, and the naive
of emotional and spiritual excitement of a child at a
expression.
new revelation of art or a
"It may be said that We- new manifestation of the
ber's pictures on Jewish human spirit."
themes signal the start of a
new phase in his work. * * *
When he painted Sabbath
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.,
(owned by the William H. began art book publishing
Lane Foundation), in 1919, exactly 25 years ago, when
he was 38 and on the thres- its first three art books were
hold of complete maturity. issued.
He had consolidated all
Since November 1950, the
his experience, put to- firm published more than
gether all the aesthetic 1,500 art titles, gift books of
components, and at last a very prestigious nature,
achieved a sure touch of some in, limited quantities
his own: "It is almost as if of 3,000-5,000, a number in
Weber, in turning for the press runs of 300,000 copies
first time to his Jewish to fill the growing art trade
background for a theme, needs.
has released a strong emo-
In the illustrated book
tional undercurrent which field and in art specialties,
acted as a powerful sol- Abrams therefore leads the
vent, infusing the elements field and its 25 years of pub-
of his art with a new depth lishing have set high records
of expression. From this for creative artistic publish-
point on, the heritage of ing achievements.
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