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French-Israeli painter Avigdor Arikha died a day like today in 2010
29 April, 2017
Avigdor Arikha (Bukovina, Rumania, 1929- Paris, France, April 29, 2010) was an Israeli painter and draughtsman who had lived in Paris since 1954. His work is known and appreciated by a select group of collectors, critics and artists. Arikha was also an acknowledged art historian and exhibition curator as well as a brilliant writer and lecturer.
For decades he has passionately defended the practice of painting from life based on first-hand observation. Arikha’s portraits, nudes, landscapes and still lifes are particularly well known, executed in a spontaneous and realist manner, generally in a single sitting and without preparatory studies.
In 2008, the Thyssen-Bornemitza Museum in Madrid hosted a retrospective exhibition. Read about it here Arikha
Top Image: Mesa de Cristal en la Biblioteca, 28 diciembre-3 enero 2004 (Glass-table in the Library, 28th december-3rd january 2004) Oleo sobre lienzo, 65 x 81 cm Colección Privada