Hank Laventhol, American (1927 - 2001)
Hank Laventhol was a painter and master print maker, born in
Philadelphia PA. He received a B.A. degree in Fine Arts from Yale
University. He also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence,
Trained as a sculptor, Laventhol created a varied body of work during
his life time. After 1961 he committed himself solely to his art,
sampling and experimenting with new media as well as subject matter.
Laventhol owned two etching presses and personally printed his
original limited edition prints.
He was also commissioned by publishers that included Associated
American Artists, New York Graphic Society, Original Print Collectorʼs
Group Ltd., Georges Visat, Paris, and Pierre Chave, Vence , France.
Laventhol had four one-man shows at the Whibley Gallery in London,
England, in addition to solo and group shows in 12 major cities in
Europe. In the United States he had four shows at the Bodley Gallery
in New York City as well as many solo and group shows across
His work is represented in corporate and private collections, museums
and libraries, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.,
the Yale University Art Gallery, the Print Collection of the New York
Public Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Bibliotėque
Nationale de France in Paris.