Joseph HECHT

One could argue that Joseph Hecht (1891-1951) had a one track mind, depicting only animals, and almost exclusively in burin (pure-line engraving) or drypoint.  But what an eye and a talent he had in this particular specialty.  Born in Poland, he arrived in Paris after World War I, by way of Norway.  It seemed his sense of simplicity was honed there and Hecht is renowned today for his ability to pare down his subject to its essence.  It seems Hecht never traveled much and drew most of his animals in captivity; in particular at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.  He left behind over 400 prints, elegant depictions of the beautiful felines, birds and assorted deer or goats, in simple black line on beautiful sheets of handmade paper.

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Joseph Hecht - Lion a la Chasse - Lion Hunting - Gazelle - engraving
$500

Lion Hunting

HECHT, Joseph

Lion à la Chasse (Original French title) Pure-line engraving on old laid Made in Italy paper, circa 1924-26. Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Pl...

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Joseph Hecht - Tigres et Biches -  Tigers and Deer - drypoint engraving
$400

Tigers and Deer

HECHT, Joseph

Tigres et Biches (Original French title) Pure-line engraving on wove Arches paper.Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 118. Edition of 36. ...

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Joseph Hecht - Pantheres a la Chasse - Hunting Panthers - engraving Sold
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Panthers Hunting

HECHT, Joseph

Panthères à la Chasse (Original French title) Pure-line engraving on wove paper.Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 249. Printer’s proof, a...

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Joseph Hecht - Grande Chasse - Large Hunt - elephants lions - engraving - detail
$500

Large Hunt

HECHT, Joseph

Grande Chasse (Original French title) Pure-line engraving on laid Monval paper. Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 237. State proof; it’s...

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Joseph Hecht - - Derniere Plaie - Last Plague - Biblical destruction - brick colored paper Sold
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Last Plague

HECHT, Joseph

La Dernière Plaie (Original French title) Pure-line engraving on brick-colored laid Monval paper. Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 350....

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