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Jossi Stern

Please find details of artworks by Jossi Stern presented in Kings gallery

Jossi (or Joseph) Stern was born in a small village in the north of Hungary in 1923. After Hitler’s arrival to power and declaration of his frightening antisemitic agenda, the young artist left for Palestine. However, as he escaped on an illegal ship, he was sent to a prison camp for six months. Fortunately, in 1943, he enrolled in the Bezalel school of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem. This happened due to the support and help of two wealthy immigrants, that he met during his trip from Hungary.

Jossi Stern depicted peculiar heroes of Jerusalem – its merchants and beggars. Particularly, he conveyed the connection between the sacred and the mundane of the Holy City.

Moreover, the artist worked for the Hagana’s official paper as an editor and illustrator and later for Yediot Ahronot, Davar, and others.

“Jerusalem street” by Jossi Stern

Magical blurring Jerusalem is captivating. “Jerusalem street” is full of townsmen passing to and fro. The narrow alley infinitely stretches far away strewn with small shops. The artist depicted the mood and the atmosphere of the southern market. The vertical painting showes the levels of the city. Especially the beautiful big upper windows are separated with canopies from the noisy street.

“Dancer” by Jossi Stern

The figure of the “Dancer” is light and lofty. Furthermore, it looks like he is flying in the dreams while dancing with the tambourine. The music is picking him up into the blue hurricane of thoughts and reveries. Also, the subtle artistic technique transmits his motion.

Kings Gallery is a leading fine art gallery established in Jerusalem in 1995. We strive to collect and sell the highest quality historic and contemporary Israeli and International art. The gallery specializes primarily in artists from the early period of the 1920’s. Besides, Kings Gallery features leading up-and-coming young artists who will definitely be prominent names in the next few years.

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