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Yitzhak Greenfield (b. 1932 Israel) Original Acrylic Abstract 31"H x 39"W Mt. Scopus Hebrew University Shown in Museums & high gallery sales

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Large Original Acrylic Painting by well exhibited (displayed in numerous museums..see below) Israeli artist Yitzhak Greenfield (1932-). Wonderful abstract painting titled "Mt. Scopus, Hebrew University" depicts busy Jerusalem campus with Mt Scopus in background. Wonderfully executed work highlights Greenfield abstract and surreal movement and vibrant yet dreamy colors he is so well known for. His focus is on the heavenly and the terrestrial Jerusalem; on the Hebrew alphabet; and on central themes in Jewish tradition and culture. He deals with the tension between figurative and abstract. He claims “My paintings contain many religious symbols, especially from the Kabala. I do not consider myself very religious but I believe in spirituality because that is all around us, especially in the atmosphere of Ein Kerem. Spirituality is the very core of our being and I try to express that in my works. I am particularly interested in exploring spirituality in Jerusalem and if you look closely I am sure that you will see the spirit of Jerusalem as well.” Painting signed and titled at lower left. Comes professionally frame and in overall nice condition. Much sought after artist exhibited in Museums that sells for high prices at auctions and galleries - Painting shows artist skilled technique.

Signature: Signed lower right

Title: "Mt. Scopus, Hebrew University"

Size: c 31" Height X 39 Wide inches with frame (78.74 cm X 99.06 cm)
c 23" H X 31" W unframed (site) (60.96cm x 78.74cm)

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Museum holdings:
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Bar-David Museum of Art and Judaica
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

About artist:
Great article:

Working in a distinctive modernist method, Greenfield’s artwork lends itself to rich possibilities of expression. The exhibition Yitzhak Greenfield: Exploring Jerusalem comprises three main series from the artist’s career, which span over the course of many years and continue to this day; Jerusalem Visions, Jerusalem Assemblages, and Landscape and Meditation on the Hebrew Letter. These artworks portray timeless dream-landscapes of Jerusalem. The hidden secrets of the city are locked away in assemblage constructions, and prints depicting Hebrew letters illuminate into mystical meanings. The spectator travels along with Greenfield through his creations, exploring Jerusalem and experiencing a spiritual and living Judaism, in which the artist constantly searches for the expression of his cultural and spiritual legacy as he reconstructs Jerusalem.

1966 General Exhibition - Jerusalem Artists' House
Artists: Hirszenberg, Samuel Boris Schatz, Lilien, Ephraim Moses, Joseph Budko, Leopold Krakauer, Meir Gur Arie, Jacob Eisenberg, Ben Zvi, Zeev Palombo, David Ofek, Avraham Elnathan, Moshe, Ardon, Mordecai Aroch, Arie Arikha, Avigdor Aschheim, Isidor Blum, Ludwig Blum, Motke (Mordechai) Bezalel, Aharon, Greenfield, Yitzhak Hirsch, Joseph Jean David, Anna Ticho, Moshe Tamir, Levanon, Mordechai Litvinovsky, Pinchas, Fima (Roytenberg, Ephraim) Pins, Jacob Steinhardt, Jakob Stern, Yossi Schatz, Bezalel (Lilik) Schatz, Louise.

Awards And Prizes
1948 Excellence Award in Art, Jefferson High School, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
1956 Dizengoff Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
1956 Association for Jewish Art in Jerusalem, Prize for Jewish Art,
1960 The America-Israel Cultural Fund Scholarship
1983 Award for the painting "Jerusalem", Association for Jewish Culture, Jerusalem