Nahum Gutman - House in Jaffa (Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Lithograph)
Limited edition lithograph; Signed and numbered on the plate
Size: 45cm x 40cm / 17.7" x 15.7"
This eye-catching piece of art depicts an old house in the ancient port city Jaffa (Yaffo in Hebrew). It resembles a classic house of that city and period with high ceilings and long windows. It is juxtaposed with range of buildings including a mosque and other homes, and lies in front of the tree-lined beach and sea. Warmly colored and beautifully distinctive, it will make a wonderful addition to your home.
Nahum Gutman was born in Romania and immigrated to Israel in 1905, where he began studying art at Bezalel in Jerusalem. He soon rebelled against the traditional teaching methods, and ploughed ahead alone to create his own distinctive style. His art depicted a hidden, exotic Middle East, and won him acclaim both in Israel and across the world. Gutman was also a celebrated children’s author and illustrator, even winning the Israel Prize for Children’s Literature. His work is displayed in the eponymous Gutman Museum in Tel Aviv.