Current Location:
Lake Superior Hall -> 1st Floor (LSH)
Location Notes:
LSH; 1st fl., Across Rm. 141

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Artwork
Identifier:
1998.542.1
Artist:
Itzchak Tarkay
Credit:
Gift of Mr. Albert Scaglione
Medium:
Color Serigraph on Paper
Date:
1989
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 36 in Width: 26.75 in
Description:
Signed and numbered in pencil. From the regular edition of 300 (30 artist's proofs and 10 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.