Lot #21127

An Alley in Jerusalem By Sionah Tagger

estimate: $5000 - $7000

starting price: $4000

closing price: $4250

Description: Signed on lower left corner, dated on the reverse
technique: Oil on canvas
description: Signed on lower left corner, dated on the reverse
Dimension: 64.5 x 50 cm
condition: Good, very minor craquelure, tiny tack holes on upper corners
provenance: Estate of the artist

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.