YITZHAK (Isaac) FRENKEL-FRENEL 1899-1981
Odessa 1899-1981 Tel Aviv (Ukrainian/Russian/Israeli)
Trees on the way to Zefat, circa 1930
oil on wood
signed lower right .
Very good condition
A gift from the French artist Berland to the Museum.
Provenance: The collection of Uri and Rami Nehostan, the Art Museum in Ashdot Yaacov, Israel. The work bears the Museum label verso.
Note: This work will be shipped from Israel.
Russian/Israeli painter. Born in the Ukraine, he emigrated to Palestine in 1919, but soon left to study art in Paris. On his return in 1925, Frankel opened a studio in Tel Aviv. He strove to bring the spirit of Parisian art to Palestine and championed the return to the principles of pure color and compositional arrangements, disconnected from any narrative, thus opposing the provincial trends of the Israeli art world. In 1960, he moved to Safed, bring about the establishment of its famed artist colony.