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Heddy Kun

August 8, 2010

Elok, Yugoslavia, 1936
“Flowers are the heart and soul; they are optimism, eternality. The opposite of sorrow. They have so much happiness in them, that nothing else is required to complete the painting.” -Heddy Kun

Heddy Kun survived the Holocaust in Budapest with her grandparents. Her mother, father, older brother and aunt were killed in the war and when it was over Kun used her talent for painting to bring light into her life. In 1956, after graduating from the Budapest Academy of Fine Arts, Kun joined her brother in Israel with her grandmother. In Tel Aviv, Kun set up shop as an artist, starting out by painting flowers on t-shirts and pottery. Flowers are the the signiture theme that run through her paintings.

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