Noah Lichterman New Guinea Plaster Mask

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Noah Lichterman New Guinea Plaster Mask
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Nice piece. Signed on back as shown. 12" tall by 7" wide. Noah Michael Lichterman, 91, died of natural causes Monday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Hillside Manor Nursing Home. Born in Chicago on March 11, 1914, he was the last of five children of Lewis and Emma Dolitzky Lichterman, who had emigrated from Russia. On July 4, 1940, he married Estelle Epstein, with whom he had two daughters. Estelle died in September 1960, and in December 1961, he married Edith Baker. After he retired they moved to Missoula in 1975. Edith died in 1995. Noah had worked for many years at Rapaport Bros. Toy Co. in Chicago, where he was production manager and invented several toys. Because of the Great Depression he didn't finish college, but he was an avid reader, had a wide range of interests, and participated actively in a discussion group that met monthly for two decades. In retirement, he started doing artwork, including making molds and casting plaster reproductions of such things as New Guinea and Aztec masks and Egyptian and Norse sculptures, which he exhibited at art fairs in Montana.