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Melitta Schiffer
Fauvist Israeli Landscape, Going to Synagogue Judaica Oil Painting

$1,100

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Melitta Schiffer, painter. b. Trieste, Italy. In her youth, moved to Weimar, Germany with her parents. Studied at Art Academy, Weimar, Germany; Advanced studies with artist Mildan; 1935 - first solo exhibition at the Jewish Museum in Berlin; 1951 - studied in Europe. Exhibited at the Israeli Club in Paris. Upon her arrival to Israel, she became part of the country's art life, displaying her work in general and one-man exhibitions in art galleries and museums in most towns in Israel. Lived in Haifa. One of the first members of the Artists’ Village, Ein Hod. She studied at The Academy there for 5 years, and in 1919, the Weimar academy of arts became the Bauhaus, the philosophy of which is known and distinctive to this day. She graduated from the school with the degree of "MEISTER" from the top class. In 1921 she met Michael Schiffer, to whom she got married, and moved with him to nearby Jena , a famous University town in Thuringia, Germany. There her two children were born. She became a well known painter in that part of Germany. With the ascent of Hitler in 1933 the family had to flee to Palestine (now Israel) in 1936 but on the way they had to stay for half a year in Berlin until they got their papers. In that year, 1936 Melitta held an exhibition in the Jewish Community Center, which at that time was still operating. She received warm reviews in the press. After her "Aliya " she settled in Haifa, Israel. Melitta was soon accepted by the Association of Painters and Sculptors in Israel. Mellita had many exhibitions and sold innumerous painting, which to this day adorn many homes in Israel. In the 50's the famous painter and one of the founders of the DADA movement in art, Marcel Janco, founded the artist village EIN HOD which Melitta joined from the beginning. There she found a degree of fulfillment of the "Bauhaus" philosophy, of the dialog between artists of different disciplines, workshops, a joint gallery, Bazars and an active social life. Melitta Schiffer lived and painted for many years. She had an extremely positive personality, and nearly anybody who met her felt an immediate feeling of rapport and friendship that flowed from her character. On her 90th birthday the Haifa municipality arranged a exhibition for her in the foyer of the municipal auditorium, which was a great success. She passed away on the 5th of October 1991, after a long and fruitful life.

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  • Creator
    Melitta Schiffer (1900, Italian)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19.25 in. (48.9 cm)Width: 23.5 in. (59.69 cm)
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  • Condition
    Artwork in good condition, slight wear on frame.
  • Gallery Location
    Bal Harbour, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3822604051

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