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- Published: Monaco
- Published date: 1967
- Type: Book
- Issue date: 1967
- Technique: Illustrated book
- Size: 46 x 37 cm (18 x 14,5 inches).
- Stock number: 34318
- Condition: In excellent condition. Dimensions 46 x 37 cm (18 x 14,5 inches)
Original etching, signed. English-Hebrew edition of the complete graphic cycle 'Samson', with 32 ornamental drawings printed in ocher and 20 signed original etchings in the original cassette. The Hebrew text is from chapters 12, 14, 15 and 16 of the Book of Judges of the Old Testament, the English text is from the King James Version of the Bible. Loose sheets in original wrappers and in illustrated original canvas case. 1 of 100 copies of the English edition on 'Moulin Richard de Bas' laid paper. Ernst Fuchs was an Austrian painter who was born in Vienna in 1930. Ernst Fuchs (1930 Vienna, lives and works in Vienna). Austrian painter, architect, graphic artist and musician, founder and most important representative of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. From 1942 he took drawing lessons from the painter and restorer Alois Schiemann. 1946-50 studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Robin Andersen and Albert Gütersloh. 1949 first solo exhibition in Paris. From 1950 he lived in Paris. Travels to America, Italy, Spain and England until 1956. In 1957 he spent a longer period at the Dormition Monastery on Mount Zion in Israel, where he devoted himself to icon painting. 1962 return to Vienna, where he received a professorship. Together with Wolfgang Hutter, Arik Brauer, Rudolf Hausner and Anton Lehmden he founded the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. In 1972 he acquired the Otto Wagner Villa, which today houses the Ernst Fuchs Museum and serves as an event venue. 1988-2011 the artist lived in Monaco. Themes in his work are (Christian) religion and sex. Fuchs is known for his Christian art. He died in 2015 at the age of 85. He had 16 children with 7 wives.