Large photo lithograph print, pencil signed by the highly important Israeli artist REUVEN RUBIN at lower right, numbered at lower left 17/200, the subject traditional holy men playing flute and violin. The print measures 30 1/2" by 24" (40" by 33" framed). It is very clean and ready for the wall as it just came from a fine local estate. Rubin was the first Israeli artist to achieve international recognition, and his fine important oil paintings have reached well into the mid six figures at major auctions in Europe and the United States. He was born in Romania, and traveled to Jerusalem to study at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, in 1912. By the next year he was studying in Paris, and in 1922, after his first trip to New York, where Alfred Stieglitz promoted his work, an exhibition of his paintings was held in Jerusalem. Rubin settled in Palestine in 1923. In the nearly 50 years of life left to him after that, he firmly secured his place in the history of Jewish art.
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