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Alexander the Great

A1966.25.2

An artist's proof print of an etching done on copper plate of Alexander the Great's bust.

Reich was born in Hungary and recieved his first art training in Budapest. In 1873 he came to America and continued his studies at the National Academy of Design and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 1879 he went to Paris for a year of study under Bouguereu and Robert-Fleury. In 1880 he returned to Philadelphia and in 1885 moved to New York and established a studio there. In 1892 he became a resident of Staten Island, where he died in 1923. Reich worked as an illustrator for Scribner's Encyclopedia and Appleton's Encyclopedia. He was an excellecnt etcher and portrait painter, having done a series of American and English authors.

Artist: Jacques Reich (1852 - 1923)

Title: Alexander the Great

Medium: Etching on paper

Dates: 1902

Dimensions: 16 in. x 12 in.

Signature/Inscription: Artist's Proof Jacques Reich; Front - Lower center; Also in plate

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1966.25.2

Credit: Gift of Mr. Oswald D. and Mrs. Alma A. Reich

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