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Shimshon Holzman

July 25, 2010

Sambir, Galicia, 1907 – Tel Aviv, Israel, 1986

Shimshon Holzman was a talented aquarellist, deeply influenced by Henri Matisse and Raoul Dufy. He immigrated with his family to Israel in 1922 where he took private art lessons with the artist Yitzchak Frenkel-Frenel. In 1929 he left Israel to study art in Paris at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Holzman is a master of lighthearted watercolors both because of his nature and by necessity. Watercolor was the cheapest way to paint in Israel but Holzman also happened to love the translucent medium and infused his works with optimism and Parisian style.

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