Lot #21037

An Alley in Jerusalem By Sionah Tagger

estimate: $600 - $800

starting price: $400

closing price: $400

Description: Signed in Hebrew and dated on lower right corner.
technique: Watercolor on paper
description: Signed in Hebrew and dated on lower right corner.
Dimension: 28.5 x 23 cm
condition: Bad, faded colors, yellowish paper, some tiny holes on paper.

Sionah Tagger is the most important female Israeli artist from the early decades of the 2th century. She was born in Jaffa in 19 to a Bulgarian family. Between the years 1921-22 she studied at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem under the guidance of Boris Schatz and Abel Pann. In 1924 she traveled to Paris, where she was tutored by Andre Lhote . In 1925 she returned to Israel and joined a group of Modern painters: Israel Paldi, Reuven Rubin, Arieh Lubin, Joseph Zaritsky and others. She co exhibited with them in the Ohel and the Tower of David. In 193 she joined the Hebrew Artists Association. In 1937 she was awarded the Dizengoff Prize from the municipality of Tel-Aviv, and was among the founders of the Painters' and Sculptures' association's pavilion in Tel-Aviv. In World War II she volunteered to the British Army and in 1942 she joined the Haganah. In 1948 she represented Israel in the Venice Biennale. In 1977 she was awarded the title 'Honorary Citizen of Tel-Aviv'. She passed away in the spring of 1988.