Estate of the artist
Thence by descent to the present owner
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, General Exhibition of Israeli Artists in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Hebrew City Tel Aviv, 1959, no. 55
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Chaim Gliksberg Oil Paintings 1954-1961, 1961, n.n.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Chaim Gliksberg Portraits, Interiors, Landscapes, Sill Lifes and Flowers, 1976, no. 74
Petach-Tikva, Yad LaBanim Museum, One Hundred Years - One Hundred Artists Plus, November 1977. n.n.
Gliksberg was born in Pinsk in 1904, and at the age of 21 he emigrated to Jerusalem. There he became involved in the Bezalel School of Art, working for Professor Boris Schatz. In 1929, he moved to Tel Aviv and became an advisor to the Mayor of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizengoff, helping with the foundation of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Well known for his portraits of leading literary figures, flowers in vases, interiors and Tel Aviv street scenes, he returned often to the theme of the Abuhab Synagogue interior in Safed as it reminded him of his childhood. From the 1940s, Gliksberg's works became enriched with an expressionist sensitivity and lyricism which is apparent in the work offered here. The synagogue paintings are imbued with symbolism as the artist compares the visit to a synagogue to a primary experience such as one's first discovery of nature.
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