Bronze Snail by Ilana Goor
About the Artist:
.Ilana Goor was born in 1936 in Israel
Although Goor never studied art formally, her art and technique developed into an independent, uncompromising style combining strength and emotion. She began sculpting in Los Angeles in the late 60’s and in 1972 the Los Angeles State Museum presented a one woman show of her work. Ilana’s works were later shown in exhibitions in Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and the United States, while her statues were installed in the Yad Vashem Memorial Museum in Jerusalem, and in many outdoor settings in Tel-Aviv, Haifa, and other cities throughout Israel.
In 1983 Goor designed buckles and sold belts to most major department stores in America.
In 1986 Goor introduced a collection of iron furniture and accessories to the American marketplace as limited editions signed by Ilana .
Her works are presently displayed in sixteen decorator and designer showrooms throughout the United States. Her iron furniture collection was displayed in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem in 1987 and she was awarded the Roscoe award for the best design in residential seating in 1988.
In 1989 Goor created a line of jewelry being presently sold in Japan and a bronze collection of furniture and accessories for the markets of Japan and the U.S.
In 1993 Goor introduced her contract collection of furniture in Japan along with her second collection of jewelry.