Yehezkel Streichman

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Yehezkel Streichman

yehezkel Streichman was born in Lithunia in 1906. In 1926 he immigrated to Israel. Graduated from  Bezalel Art Academy and École des Beux-Arts in Paris. Resided and worked in Tel Aviv for most of his life.
One of the founding fathers of the New Horizons group (Ofakim Hadashim). Heavily influenced by French art, the core group abandoned the local Israeli art notion rather sought to develop a universal language of art in opposition with contemporary Israeli artists such as Rubin and Gutman who were adamant on creating a local Israeli signature.
Focusing on intimate portraits, specifically his wife and muse as well as interiors and views from the window were common subjects. Distinctly adhering to French sensibility his early works were akin to Matisse. Later works have distinct reference to Picasso and the geometric as well as cubic referances. Streichman is most know for his distinct language both tangible and abstract.

 

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