Lithograph on paper, unframed, the sheet 13 3/4" by 17 3/4", pencil signed at lower left and dated there 1949, and signed again in Hebrew and dated 1949 at lower right in pencil, by the noted Russian-born Israeli artist MIRON SIMA (1902-1999). According to a Wikipedia listing, Sima was born in Czarist Russia shtetl in 1902. By 1921 he was in Odessa, Russia for art study, and the following year saw him in Dresden, Germany. In Dresden, Sima studied painting and graphic art under Otto Dix, whose influence on Sima's work was palpable . With the rise of Nazism, Sima moved to Palestine in 1933. In Tel Aviv he worked on theater sets. By 1938 he was in Jerusalem, teaching. Sima exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1963, but by that time he was already obscure and bypassed by art historians. Between 1955 and 1977 he became known for his color woodcuts, but it was the artist's donation of his work to the Ein Harod Museum that assured his legacy, with consecutive exhibitions in 2000 and 2001. Today Sima is not a household name, but an indication that the market has recognized his talents is reflected in the prices of works that have been selling to five figures at Israeli auction houses. This print is in good condition. It is taped at the upper corners as shown, but is not laid down. There is a slight soft creasing at upper right due to pressure from the corner being taped, as shown in images. For shipping, the print could be rolled in a tube. .
Item ID: JB02553
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