Ahron Ben-Shmuel

Gift of Panevka Cavel; courtesy of James A. Michener Archive
Name
Ahron Ben-Shmuel
born New York City 1903-died Jerusalem, Israel 1984
Active in
  • Pennsylvania
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Luce Artist Biography

Ahron Ben-Shmuel grew up watching his father carve wooden models of animals and carved figures from any material he could find, including sticks of chalk stolen from school and stone salvaged from demolition sites. He apprenticed as a monument carver for three years and worked with local sculptors, reproducing their models in stone. His work includes simplified portrait heads and figures carved from granite, marble, or wood.

Works by This Artist

ca. 1933
Tennessee marble on wood base