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Sionah Tagger

December 17, 2010

Jaffa, Israel, 1900 – Safed, Israel, 1988

The first Israeli-born female artist, Sionah Tagger is well known for her affecting portraits and modernist landscapes. She studied art at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and at Lhote in Paris. Her smooth and stylized images are influenced by Fauvism, Cubism and Expressionism. Tagger joined the Modernist Group in Israel when she returned from Paris in 1925. Many artists at that time stopped including figures in their works or used them merely as props but Tagger´s figures are always fundamental to the composition and invigorate her work.

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