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Lot #    9476
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 2:55:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Lithograph Elijah Ascending to Heaven
Author    Shalom Moskovitz (Shalom of Safed)
City    [Safed]
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   760:550 mm., lithograph on paper, signed and numbered 167/300 in pencil.
   Shalom Moskovitz (Shalom of Safed; 18871980), Israel primitive painter. Moskovitz worked in Safed as a watchmaker, stonemaker, and silversmith until at the age of 70, encouraged by the artist Yossl Bergner, he began painting, and gained international fame. Telling the story of the Bible in line and color, he laid out his visual narrations in strips, one above the other. These were characterized by a linear style and the use of repeated forms. In Moskovitz's work, kabbalistic and hasidic traditions blended anachronistically with features from his own surroundings.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Manuscript Type
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