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Original Israeli Art Lithograph by Moshe Castel A/P

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SKU: 351763
Artist/Maker: Moshe Castel (1909-1991)
Medium/Material: Paper
Height: 69cm  (27.17in.) Width: 49cm (19.29in.)

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  Original Israeli  Art Lithograph by Moshe Castel A/P

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Moshe Castel born in Jerusalem, Ottoman Palestine, in 1909, to Rabbi Yehuda Castel and his wife Rachel. The family was descended from Spanish Jews from Castile who immigrated to the Holy Land after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492. His father was born in Hebron. He opened religious schools for Sephardi boys in the Nahalat Shiv'a and Bukharim quarters of Jerusalem. Moshe grew up in the Bukharim neighborhood, where he attended his father's school. At the age of 13, he was accepted to the Bezalel Art School, directed by Boris Schatz, where he studied from 1921 to 1925. His teacher, Shmuel Ben-David, encouraged him to study art in Paris.Moshe traveled to Paris in 1927, where he attended Academie Julien and Ecole du Louvre. He sat in the Louvre copying the works of Rembrandt, Velasquez, Delacroix, and Courbet, intrigued by their paint-layering techniques. It was here that he began to realize that "art is not symbolic, but rather material, the material is the main thing, the way the paint is placed, the way the layers are placed on the picture, this is the most essential thing." In 1949, Castel married Bilhah (née Bauman), an actress.

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