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Itzchak Tarkay

November 14, 2010

Subotica, Hungary, 1935

When he was only nine years old, Tarkay was sent to Mathausen concentration camp by the Nazis. In 1949 he and his family immigrated to Israel and by 1951 he had received a scholarship to the Bezalel Art Academy. The inspiration for his work clearly lies with French Impressionism, particularly the paintings of Matisse and the drawing style of Toulouse-Lautrec. Tarkay´s rich tapestry of form and color is achieved through the layering of many colors over one another and used to create texture and transparency.

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