This is a beautiful watercolor painting by Mordechai Levanon, one of the pioneers of Israeli art. The painting depicts a city landscape, probably of Jerusalem or Safed, using his typical warm color pallet and architectural composition. The painting is nicely framed and ready to grace your home.
Mordechai Levanon, 1901-1968
Levanon was born in Transylvania, Romania in 1901. Immigrated to Israel in 1921 and studied at the Bezalel Art Academy and painting with Yitzhak Frenkel. Levanon is largely considered as one of the founding fathers of Israeli art. He was enchanted by Eretz Israel's illuminating light and its play of colors, which remain a remarkable sign of his works. Some seed Levanon as "the Israeli Van Gogh"; he was a magnificent landscape painter, who used to paint the holy cities of Jerusalem and Safed most frequently. Levanon held his first one-man exhibition in Tel Aviv in 1937, and from that year on, he took part in almost every annual collective exhibition of Israeli artists.
Measurements & Condition
Signed in Hebrew lower right "M.Levanon". Dated 27/11/1972 and signed in English "Mordechai Levanon Israel" on the back.
19" (48cm) x 13 3/8" (34cm)
26 3/4" (68cm) x 21" (53cm) with the frame.
Condition is good; there is a trace of the painting was folded once, showing some horizontal lines across the painting. Please refer the detail photos I added. The frame is in very good condition.
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