Sigmund Abeles (11/06/1934- ) was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Myrtle Beach, SC. Abeles prints have received worldwide acclaim, he has exhibited widely and won countless awards for his work. His work is in the permanent collections of over one hundred museums, galleries, universities and corporations, including New York's Brooklyn Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Library of Congress and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. A few of the more prestigious honors bestowed on the artist include the William T. Korn Prize in 'The 57th Annual Exhibition of the Society of American Graphic Artists' in New York, 1979, the Ralph Fabri Prize at the '156th Annual Exhibition' at New York's National Academy of Design in 1981. He was elected to be an 'Elected National Academician' by the National Academy of Design in 1991.