Lot #21171

Landscape By Zahara Schatz

estimate: $800 - $1200

starting price: $600

closing price: $600

Description: Signed on lower right corner
technique: Watercolor on paper
description: Signed on lower right corner
Dimension: 30 x 27 cm
condition: Good, not examined out of frame
provenance: Estate of the artist
exhibition: Zahara Schatz 1916-1999, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem, June 2006, Curator: Gideon Ofrat.
literature: Zahara Schatz 1916-1999, Gideon Ofrat, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem (2006), p. 18.

Zahara Schatz (1916-1999) Painter and Sculptor. Born in Jerusalem to Professor Boris Schatz, founder of the Bezalel Art School in Jerusalem, and Dr. Olga Pavzner, an art critic. She studied art in Bezalel and in Paris, and was an art teacher in both Israel and the USA. She served as an advisor on industrial design to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Zahara created abstract works in metals, plastics and other unorthodox materials. She was also a lamp and jewelry designer. Among her most outstanding works is a symbolic Menorah for the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. Her sculptures and decorative works are featured at sites throughout Jerusalem. She was an Israel Prize laureate for art in 1954, won the Dizengoff Prize for sculpture, the Yad Vashem prize, the New York Museum of Modern Art prize, was awarded the Yakirat Bezalel prize and many others. Zahara participated in many exhibitions in distinguished and important galleries and museums in Israel, the USA and Europe. Zahara Schatz was the last of the Schatz dynasty. She passed away in Jerusalem in 1999 at the age of 83, after a long illness. In her last years Zahara categorized and sorted all the works and photographs of the family, with the intention of establishing a museum that will preserve the Schatz name and document all of the familys creations.