Hagar and Ishmael signed (lower left) pastel on paper 43.1 x 58 cm (17 x 23 in)
Abel Pann (1883- 1963) was born in Latvia and studied art in Odessa and in Paris. He came to Palestine in 1913 and taught at the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem for one year and again from 1920-1924. His paintings were mostly focused on biblical themes which he often depicted as part of an oriental atmosphere and culture.
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