Identifer: CJF R 0366
Miscellaneous Jewish Art; Jewish Cincinnatians Referenced in the Cincinnati Judaica Fund Collection
Milton and Ruth Orchin Collection, Cincinnati Judaica Fund Research Collection
Austin Productions has a reputation for high quality reproductions that became collectible despite mass production. The original design for this statuette was by David Klass.
David Klass studied Art and Sculpture at Pratt Institute receiving Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He taught lift drawing at Pratt in 1966 and continued his own studies at the Art Students League and throughout Europe. Klass is a highly skilled craftsman combining impressionist techniques with a fine sense of realism.
Klass also creates liturgical works for Jewish Institutions; he commissions works for Synagogues such as menorah, Ark doors and other items. He designed the Holocaust Memorial Garden for Congregation Beth Emeth in Delaware.