Street Childhood by Esther Peretz Arad
About the Artist:
Born in Bulgaria and came to Israel as a child. In 1937 she began her studies painting with the late Aharon Avni. Since 1959 she has had many one-man shows in Israel. The select group exhibitions include the 1960 roving exhibition in the US under the patronage of the Foreign Ministry and the Tel-Aviv Museum ; 1966, Hermitage Museum, Leningrad. She received the Dizengoff Prize in 1956. In addition to the drawings that characterize her work, she has worked in every possible medium applicable to the fine arts: oil, lithography, etching, chalk, watercolor, collage, and even sculpture, which she studied with the late Yitzhak Danziger. She works in the figurative style and draws her inspiration from nature focusing primarily on the quality of line, the splash, the flow, and the composition. She is a member of the Israel Painters and Sculptors Association.