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About JDoC Florida
This sub-collection of JDoC provides access to important Judaic materials from Florida as well as those pertaining to Florida Jewish history. Included here are manuscripts, archives, published materials, ephemera and artwork.
The Holocaust prints are all intaglio; they were etched with nitric acid or using a mezzotint rocker. All of the prints were produced on zinc or copper plates; the indigo ink was hand-blended by Dr. Crown. Each plate had a potential edition size of 50 prints; however, only a few prints of each image were ever produced.
Dr. Crown (1924-2016) was educated at Cambridge University, the University of London and the London Hospital Medical School. In 1947, he became a physician and moved to Rochester, NY. He moved to Gainesville, FL in 1983 where he pursued a second career as an artist. He worked in many different media: mezzotints, woodblocks, linocuts, etchings, collographs, oil painting, and sculpture in steel, aluminum and bronze. He conducted workshops and demonstrations, and gave lectures on the history of printmaking and on a variety of printmaking topics and techniques.
David Crown was the Founder and Director of the International Mezzotint Society. He was awarded a residency
David Crown Holocaust Print Collection
The Reverend Benjamin Safer Digital Collection holds materials from the Reverend Benjamin Safer Collection of notebooks, sermonettes, correspondence, and other materials on the Jacksonville Jewish Community.
Reverend Benjamin Safer Collection
Henri Landwirth digital collections