P.20_012 Yitzhak Amitai “Orange Picking on a Hot Day

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Yitzhak Amitai "Orange Picking on a Hot Day"

Semi abstracted figurative scene of field workers, signed lower left “Amitai” on back of canvas “‘Orange Picking on a Hot Day’ Isaac Amitai Safed Artist Colony, Israel

SKU: P.20_012
PRICE: $2350
DIMENSIONS: H: 28 x W: 35", framed" H: 36 x W: 44"

Yitzhak Amitai (1907-1984)
Israeli

Amitai was born in Jerusalem to a family living in the country for five generations. In 1922-1925, he studied at the Bezalel School of Arts & Crafts. In 1928, he went to Egypt to study under the painter Naroni. In 1931-1934, he continued his studies at Ecole Superieure de la Ville, Paris.
From 1940, Amitai showed his work at group exhibitions of the Artists Association. He was one of the founders of the Artists’ Colony in Safed, where he lived and worked most of the year. He lectured at schools and colleges in Tel Aviv.
Amitai painted in oils and tempera. He also worked in silkscreen.

Education
1922-1925 Bezalel School of Arts & Crafts, Jerusalem
1928 Studied in Egypt under the painter Naroni
1931-1934 Ecole Superieure de la Ville, Paris
1947-1948 Art Teachers’ College
Teaching
1940-50 Tel Aviv University evening courses and other schools


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