AUCTION 54 | Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 298


Oil on canvas. Signed in Hebrew and English, lower left. Framed. 19. 5 x 27 inches to mat.

Jerusalem, early-mid 20th century:

Est: $4,000 - $6,000
Jacob Eisenberg was born in 1897 Pinsk, Poland. He immigrated to Israel in 1913 and studied at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem with Abel Pann, Boris Schatz and Ze’ev Raban. In 1919 Eisenberg attended Vienna’s School of Fine Arts, specializing in ceramics. He remains well-known for his work in ceramic plaques and murals still found today on Tel Aviv public buildings. Eisenberg died in 1965 in Jerusalem. This lyrical oil painting depicts a Jerusalem landscape with the Judean mountains in background. Eisenberg’s almost pointillist technique is reflected in the highlights of shrubery in the foreground.