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Mordechai Levanon

December 6, 2010

Transylvania, Romania, 1901 – Israel, 1968

Mordechai Levanon immigrated to Israel in 1921 where he studied at the Bezalel Art Academy. Levanon is considered one of the founding fathers of Israeli art. Like most of the artists in his time, Levanon favored landscape and cityscapes of the spiritual cities of Sfad and Jerusalem where he could express the sentiment that Israel could be a homeland where spiritual and physical revival went hand in hand. Levanon is considered a major pioneer of Israeli art, and has even been called “the Israeli Van Gogh.”

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