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Artist: Shmuel Katz. Medium: Serigraph on Paper. Title: "Jerusalem - Triptych ". Size (Unframed): 31.5" x 47". Limited Edition: 400. Certificate of authenticity: From Gol Art Gallery and Publishing. Katz has developed a mature personal style, rich in theme and technical device. He is, first and foremost, a draughtsman. Yet, his drawings do not merely delineate the contours of the figure, object or landscape; they are charged with a latent vitality that gives throbbing life to his subject matter and hint at what lies behind the visible objects. His arabesques seem to embrace his subject with a tenderness that is at times lyrical, and at times mischievous. Dark patches afford a pronounced sense of volume, of perspective and of figural modeling. Yet, it is the element of movement in the drawings of Katz, that brings to the fore his propensity for observing reality through the eyes of a poet and expressing it in his distinctive personal style. Shmuel Katz was born in Vienna in 1926. He spent World War II in hiding in Hungary, after escaping from a concentration camp. With the conclusion of the War, he attempted to enter Palestine with a group of illegal immigrants. Intercepted by the British, the group was deported to a displaced persons' camp in Cyprus. It was there that Katz's artistic talents were discovered. With nothing else to occupy his time, he began drawing, and his work was exhibited in Cyprus. However, upon arriving in Israel in 1947 Katz set aside his newfound interest in order to help found Kibbutz Gaaton in 1948, and to fight in the War of Independence. It was only in the early fifties that Katz returned to artwork, when he was approached and asked to illustrate a children's magazine, and his kibbutz, more understanding than many to creative needs, sent him to study in Paris. Returning to Israel and his kibbutz, he has since devoted his life to drawing and painting - never neglecting his duties to the kibbutz, sharing the guard shifts and kitchen duty that falls to all members.. Jerusalem - Triptych


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Shmuel Katz- Serigraph on Paper "Jerusalem - Triptych "

Estimate $960 - $1,200Jul 29, 2018