Jacob Eisenberg (1897–1965)
Born in Pinsk, Poland, the Israeli ceramist and print maker Yaakov Eisenberg studied at the School for Arts and Crafts in Vienna, where specialized in the ceramic arts, and subsequently in Jerusalem at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, where he also taught for many years. He is best known for his ceramic work, having designed the original street signs for Tel-Aviv, dark blue plaques affixed to street corner buildings with inscriptions in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. Eisenberg also created a number of large ceramic murals that decorated a number of prominent buildings in Tel-Aviv.
Etching, ca. 1935; edition not stated. Image size 8-15/16” x 5-13/16”; sheet size 11½” x 8-7/8”. Signed "J. Eisenberg, Jerusalem" in pencil in the lower margin. A fine, richly inked impression.
Tiberias and the Lake of Galilee
Etching and aquatint, ca. 1935; edition not stated. Image size 8-1/8” x 5½”; sheet size 11” x 8¾”. Titled and signed in the plate, and signed "J. Eisenberg, Jerusalem" in pencil in the lower margin. A fine impression in overall fine condition.