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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
Physical
Description
   760:550 mm., lithograph on paper, signed and numbered 167/300 in pencil.
          
Detailed
Description
   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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Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
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