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Shraga Weil was born in Nitra, Czechoslovakia in 1918 to a family of teachers, journalists and merchants. His father, a building engineer, who was an amateur painter, sent him to study with a local sculptor and then to the Prague School of Art. He produced his first graphic works during World War II, part of which he spent as a prisoner. After the war, Weil sailed for Israel on an illegal immigrant ship, eventually arriving in the new country in 1947 and becoming a member of Kibbutz Haogen, where he has been living ever since. In 1954 Weil spent some time studying murals and graphic techniques at the Academie des Beaux Arts, Paris and Ravenna mosaics with Prof. Severinl. Shraga Weil's works have been exhibited in the United States, South America, Canada, Australia, France, the USSR, Switzerland, and in the International Exhibition of Graphic Arts, in Lugano. In 1959, Weil was awarded Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Art Prize. 1937-39 Art Academy, Prague 1947 Settled in Kibbutz Haogen 1953-54 Academic Des Beaux Arts, Paris 1959 Was awarded Dizengoff Art Prize, Tel Aviv. read more
S-2 Gates of Jerusalem by Shraga Weil

Weil Shraga

S-2 Gates of Jerusalem

$400

18.5 inches wide x 24 Inches high 47 cm wide x 61 cm high Serigraph 1963 Edition 150

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“The Gates of Jerusalem” are composed of numberous symbols and calligraphic designs. In the upper right corner of the work, ‘Jerusalem’ appears in Hebrew; beneath it the ‘Lion of Judah’ stands next to a hand with an eye – a form used as an amulet by Jewish mystics. In the upper left hand area, a design of letters creates the word ‘Jerusalem’ above the word ‘Israel’. The two panels on the left show the ram’s horns entangled in the bush above the breast plate of the high priest which includes twelve shapes, each representing one of the tribes of Israel. Shraga Weil was born in Nitra, Czechoslovakia in 1918 to a family of teachers, journalists and merchants. His father, a building engineer, who was an amateur painter, sent him to study with a local sculptor and then to the Prague School of Art. He produced his first graphic works during World War II, part of which he spent as a prisoner. After the war, Weil sailed for Israel on an illegal immigrant ship, eventually arriving in the new country in 1947 and becoming a member of Kibbutz Haogen, where he has been living ever since. In 1954 Weil spent some time studying murals and graphic techniques at the Academie des Beaux Arts, Paris and Ravenna mosaics with Prof. Severinl. Shraga Weil’s works have been exhibited in the United States, South America, Canada, Australia, France, the USSR, Switzerland, and in the International Exhibition of Graphic Arts, in Lugano. In 1959, Weil was awarded Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Art Prize. Museums and Public Collections Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts Boston Public Library Israel Museum, Jerusalem William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, MO Fogg Museum, Harvard University Los Angeles County Museum Jewish Museum, New York Philadephia Museum of Art Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Nebraska Judah Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA
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S-3 Four Sons by Shraga Weil

Weil Shraga

S-3 Four Sons

$400

24.5 inches wide x 19 Inches high 62 cm wide x 48 cm high Serigraph 1963

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“The Rabbis enumerated four kinds of sons: the wise, the wicked, the simple, and the one who does not even know how to ask. Each one should be told the story of the Exodus (of Passover) in a different manner.” Likewise, each generation presents its artists with different costumes for each of the sons. For example, medieval illustrations depicted the ‘wicked’ son as a murderous crusader, the early 20th century artist showed him as a Prussian officer. Weil has drawn from ancient and modern garb for his “Four Sons”. Shraga Weil was born in Nitra, Czechoslovakia in 1918 to a family of teachers, journalists and merchants. His father, a building engineer, who was an amateur painter, sent him to study with a local sculptor and then to the Prague School of Art. He produced his first graphic works during World War II, part of which he spent as a prisoner. After the war, Weil sailed for Israel on an illegal immigrant ship, eventually arriving in the new country in 1947 and becoming a member of Kibbutz Haogen, where he has been living ever since. In 1954 Weil spent some time studying murals and graphic techniques at the Academie des Beaux Arts, Paris and Ravenna mosaics with Prof. Severinl. Shraga Weil’s works have been exhibited in the United States, South America, Canada, Australia, France, the USSR, Switzerland, and in the International Exhibition of Graphic Arts, in Lugano. In 1959, Weil was awarded Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Art Prize. Museums and Public Collections Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts Boston Public Library Israel Museum, Jerusalem William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, MO Fogg Museum, Harvard University Los Angeles County Museum Jewish Museum, New York Philadephia Museum of Art Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Nebraska Judah Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA
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S-4 Symbols of Pessach by Shraga Weil

Weil Shraga

S-4 Symbols of Pessach

$400

24.5 inches wide x 18.5 Inches high 62 cm wide x 47 cm high Serigraph 1963 Edition 150

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Weil has selected symbols from Jewish tradition and from his Kibbutz experience in his search to fashion a new, viable tradition. Emphasis is placed upon the produce, e.g., flowers fruits; the animals, e.g., birds and goats of the agricultural settlement as well as references to the round matzah and the candle welcoming the festival. The woman moving across the field of textures is gathering the symbols of spring. Shraga Weil was born in Nitra, Czechoslovakia in 1918 to a family of teachers, journalists and merchants. His father, a building engineer, who was an amateur painter, sent him to study with a local sculptor and then to the Prague School of Art. He produced his first graphic works during World War II, part of which he spent as a prisoner. After the war, Weil sailed for Israel on an illegal immigrant ship, eventually arriving in the new country in 1947 and becoming a member of Kibbutz Haogen, where he has been living ever since. In 1954 Weil spent some time studying murals and graphic techniques at the Academie des Beaux Arts, Paris and Ravenna mosaics with Prof. Severinl. Shraga Weil’s works have been exhibited in the United States, South America, Canada, Australia, France, the USSR, Switzerland, and in the International Exhibition of Graphic Arts, in Lugano. In 1959, Weil was awarded Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Art Prize. Museums and Public Collections Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts Boston Public Library Israel Museum, Jerusalem William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, MO Fogg Museum, Harvard University Los Angeles County Museum Jewish Museum, New York Philadephia Museum of Art Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Nebraska Judah Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA
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