GERMANY/ISRAEL, 1922-2013 An oil on canvas figurative portrait painting of a young girl by Israeli social realist Ruth Schloss. Titled "Batya of Jerusalem", the young girl is depicted in a white headscarf with an emotionless expression. This portrait was executed during a twenty year period from 1963 to 1983 in which Schloss was a studio painter in Jaffa focused on capturing the oppressed and discriminated against in Israeli and Arabic society. The painting is signed in the lower left corner and titled "Batya of Jerusalem" on verso. The painting retains its original label from Safrai Art Gallery.
Originally purchased from Safrai Art Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel. From a Lexington, Massachusetts estate.
Canvas measures 28" by 23", framed 35 1/2" by 30 1/2"