Current Location:
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons -> Concourse (LIB)
Location Notes:
LIB; Concourse, Green Rm. 026

Three Women at Tea

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.537.1
Artist:
Itzchak Tarkay
Credit:
Gift of Mr. Albert Scaglione
Medium:
Color Serigraph on Wove Paper
Date:
1992
Description:
Signed and annotated "AP" in pencil. An artist's proof impression aside from the regular edition of 350.
Historical Context:
At the age of nine, Itzchak Tarkay and his family were sent to the Mathausen Concentration Camp until Allied liberation freed them a year later. In 1949 his family emigrated to Israel, living in a kibbutz (a collective farm or settlement in modern Israel) for several years and by 1951 he had received a scholarship to the Bezalel Art academy. Tarkay has achieved recognition as a leading representative of a new generation of figurative artists. The inspiration for his work lies with French Impressionism, in particular the paintings of Matisse and the drawing style of Toulouse-Lautrec.