This sculpture was created by the American artist, Nathaniel Kaz. It was made for the 1968 Arts in Judaism Award and presented to Isaac Bashevis Singer, a writer and Nobel Prize in Literature (1978) winner, for his contributions towards the advancement of "Our Mutual Sacred Cause Union of Hebrew Congregations NFTS NFTY." By the time of Singer's death at the age of 87, he had been awarded most of the world’s foremost literary prizes from the United States, Italy, France, Israel, and finally, from Sweden.
Signature: Signed and dated "66" to back of bronze portion of the work. On the square wood base, with the metal tag, it says: "Arts in Judaism Award - 1968 Isaac Bashevis Singer For His Contributions Towards the Advancement of Our Mutual Sacred Cause Union of Hebrew Congregations NFTS NFTY" with a quote from the book of Isaiah, above that reads, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, 'Here I am. Send me.'"