Lot #21195

Playing Cards By Ovadia (Abdulla) Alkara

estimate: $600 - $800

starting price: $440

closing price: $440

Description: Signed and dated on lower left corner
technique: Oil and collage on cardboard
description: Signed and dated on lower left corner
Dimension: 45 x 60 cm
condition: Good, tiny tack holes on corners, not examined out of frame
biography

Ovadia (Abdulla) Alkara (1939-). Born in Druse village of Daliat-el-Carmel, Israel, in 1939. Studies: 1961 Beaux Arts Academy, Paris. 1961-1965 lived in Paris. In 1966 he arrived in Philadelphia and later moved to New York. Traveled frequently to Europe, especially to Germany and Holland. Prizes: 1983 Purchase Prize at the Israeli Graphic Triennial, Haifa Art Museum; 1994 Ministry of Science and Arts Prize for Plastic Arts; 1996 The Ministry of Education and Culture Prize. Works in Public Places: Library of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, etc.; 1983 wins an acquisition prize at the Treinnale of Israeli Graphic Art, Haifa Museum of Modern Art. From 1965 divided his time between his workshop in New York and his home in Ein Hod. His works show two artistic cultures – the traditional illustrative inheritance of the East and West. Alkara (1939-). Born in Druse village of Daliat-el-Carmel, Israel, in 1939. Studies: 1961 Beaux Arts Academy, Paris. 1961-1965 lived in Paris. In 1966 he arrived in Philadelphia and later moved to New York. Traveled frequently to Europe, especially to Germany and Holland. Prizes: 1983 Purchase Prize at the Israeli Graphic Triennial, Haifa Art Museum; 1994 Ministry of Science and Arts Prize for Plastic Arts; 1996 The Ministry of Education and Culture Prize. Works in Public Places: Library of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, etc.; 1983 wins an acquisition prize at the Treinnale of Israeli Graphic Art, Haifa Museum of Modern Art. From 1965 divided his time between his workshop in New York and his home in Ein Hod. His works show two artistic cultures – the traditional illustrative inheritance of the East and West.