Ernst Fuchs was born on February 13, 1930 in Vienna, Austria. When the Nazis occupied Austria in March 1938, Ernst was deported to a transit camp for children of mixed racial origin. In 1942 Fuchs was baptized as a Catholic, an event of the utmost significance for him that determined his future life and work. In 1948 he was instrumental in the founding of the "Vienna School of Fantastic Realism". In 1950 he settled in Paris where he remained for 12 years. In 1957 Fuchs went to Israel where he lived in the Dormition Monastery on Mount Zion where he began work on his monumental Last Supper. The artist lived and worked in the south of France. He continued to work in many media until his death in Vienna on November 9, 2015.
KABBALAH: Sefer Yetsirah and the Thirty-Two Paths to Wisdom
This prestigious collector’s edition of ancient sacred writings includes 36 original illustrations by Ernst Fuchs and was conceived by Ariane Lancell & Yves Gauguet and published by Editions Art et Valeur, Paris in 1978. The cover-leaf in garnet-velvet bears a gold embossed Menorah drawn & signed by ERNST FUCHS. The text is presented in four languages: Hebrew - embossed in gold, French & English (Prof. H.Zafrani, 1975) and German (Prof. F.Meyer, 1830). The types used for Hebrew were engraved in 1858. They reproduce the type created by Guillaume Le Bé, which were used for the Bible published by Robert Estienne in 1551. There are a limited 297 (Kabbalistic number) copies for the entire world.