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Avigdor Arikha

Born: 1929, Romania - Died: 2010

Arikha survived a concentration camp as a youth and a nearly fatal wound in Israel’s War of Independence. After studying with Ardon and experimenting with abstraction, in 1965 he stopped painting and took up a Japanese brush and ink to paint directly from nature. After 8 years of intensive study, he emerged in 1973 to paint intensely personal imagery – objects close to him and friends and relatives. Today after exhibitions and museum shows all over the world he is considered one the two greatest figurative artists of our time.

Tangerines, 1983 / Soft-ground color etching
Anne / Lithograph