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Joseph Hecht was born in 1891 in Lodz, a textile center southwest of Warsaw. As a young boy, he exhibited interest in becoming an artist, encouraged by his family’s appreciation of the arts. At the age of eighteen, Hecht entered the Academie Beaux-Arts in Krakow, following a traditional course of studies for five years. Upon completion of his studies in Krakow, Hecht visited museums throughout Europe.
Hecht found himself in Berlin at the outbreak of World War I and he decided to go to neutral Norway for the remainder of the war. In Norway he discovered and began experimenting with light and landscape in his work. During this time he produced numerous fine drypoints and engravings.
Hecht traveled to Italy immediately following the armistice and two years later he traveled...

Grosvenor Avenue - Joseph Hecht

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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