Moshé Elazar CASTEL - Shabbat in Safed,circa 1940

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Type of Artwork Original artwork
Title Shabbat in Safed,circa 1940
Year 1940
Category Painting
Medium Oil/canvas
Signature lower right
Size of the artwork
25.2 x 18.9 in
64 x 48 cm
Certificate issued by gallery
Invoice issued by gallery

CASTEL, MOSHE - Shabbat in Safed.

Oil on canvas. 

Signed,  Finely framed.

Moshe Elazar Castel was born in Jerusalem in 1909 and studied in his father's yeshiva before attending the Bezalel School of Art. His teacher, Shmuel Ben-David, encouraged Castel to study art in Paris where he arrived in 1927 and stayed for more than a decade before returning to Eretz Israel and settling in the historic town of Safed. Castel's artistic style combines European Expressionism with Eastern motifs. 
The interior scene of the present lot is typical of Castel's Safed period, utilizing thick impasto to echo the dark cavernous Sabbath dining area. Castel later co-founded the New Horizons group (Ofakim Hadashim) along with many of the artists featured in this auction
Commissioned by Mrs. Esther Sincoff and gifted to B'nai Jeshurun Synagogue, New York, 1940. Purchased from BJS by Stanley I. Batkin, 1987.

Ad # 1747854
Seller status Professional

Contact the seller: Gilden's Arts UK

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