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Rita Alima 1932 - 2013
Sold for: $2,000
$ 2,000 - $3,000
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Oil on canvas, 80X92 cm, Signed, dated and titled on the reverse.
About The Artist:
Rita Alima was born in Nesher and grew up in Kiryat Haim. In 1961, after studying at the Avni Art Institute, she moved to Paris. When she returned to Israel in 1965, she developed an abstract painting style employing strong colors, geometric shapes and minimalism. During this period, she joined the Ten Plus group. In the 1970s, silk screen printing became her major artistic medium. She also taught silk screen printing and established a silk screen workshop at the Zaritsky Artists House in Tel Aviv-Yafo. In her final years, she returned to painting, creating large canvases in shades of black.
1953-1957 Avni Institute, Tel Aviv-Yafo
1975-78 Established the silk screen printing workshop at the Artists House in Tel Aviv
1978-81 College of Visual Arts, Beersheva
1981 Art Teachers College, Ramat Hasharon, coordinator of silk screen workshop
1984 Thelma Yellin High School, Tel Aviv, coordinator of fine arts program
Awards And Prizes
1960 Prize for Graphic Art, Haifa Museum of Art
1961 Education Scholarship for Studies Abroad, Norman Foundation
1978 Scholarship from the Tamarind Institute, New Mexico, U.S.A.
1987 Eugene Kolb Prize for Israeli Graphic Arts, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
2008 Prize for the Encouragement of Creative Art, Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport