Current Location:
Section 64 (VS) -> Top Shelf (64VS)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 64; Top Shelf

Garden Café

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.540.1
Artist:
Itzchak Tarkay
Credit:
Gift of Mr. Albert Scaglione
Medium:
Color Serigraph on Wove Paper
Date:
1992
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 35.5 in Width: 45.75 in
Description:
Signed, numbered and annotated "AP" in black crayon. An artist's proof impression aside from the regular edition of 350 (15 hors de commerce also exist.)
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 in Jerusalem. 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.