Character, Oil on canvas (signed), 78X62 cm.
About the artist:
Moshe Propes, Painter. born 1922, Poland. Immigrated 1925. 1948 Cultural Officer of Givati Brigade. “Wandering Painter” among army graves and camps. Executed many murals for army camps. 1950 Worked as journalist; illustrator mainly for theatre performances for “Davar” and “Al Hamishmar”.
1951-60 Founder of “Group of Ten”. 1951-52 Travelled in Europe. 1952-56 Member of Kibbutz Ein Hahoresh. 1958 Lived in Paris.
1958 Published an illustrated Kibbutz Passover Haggadah for Sifriat Hapoalim; 1960 Haggadah for W. Zimzun Edition. 1964 Took active part in organising abstract painters, founded group “Tatzpit” and the autumn salon of Tel Aviv Museum. Died 1985.
Awards And Prizes
1951 Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
1958 Histadrut Prize for the Artist, Haifa Municipality, “worthy” artist of Haifa.