Worker, Oil on paper (signed), 1950’s, 61X42 cm.
About the artist:
Osias Hoffstatter, born 1905, Poland. 1938 Emigrated to Belgium, then escaped to Switzerland and began drawing. 1948 Returned to Warsaw as art editor of a weekly paper. Immigrated to Israel 1959. He established a new technique,after drawing or painting in balck ink, of scratching the paper to produce new art in the 1960’s. Died 1994.
Awards And Prizes
1976 Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa
1991 Bank Discount Prize for an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1991 Sussman Prize for Artists Depicting the Holocaust, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
1991 Danziger Prize, Jerusalem