Untitled, 1969


Watercolor on Paper

21.50 x 15.50 in

54.6 x 39.4 cm

Unique Work

Comes with certificate of authenticitySigned and dated by the artist

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21.50 x 15.50 in

54.6 x 39.4 cm

Unique Work


    About The Work

    t is somewhat hard to reconcile Gershon Iskowitz's (1921-1988) aesthetic with his personal history.

    Born to a religious family in Poland, Iskowitz was allowed to leave Yeshiva (Jewish religious studies) in order to study art independently and later a brief stint at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

    The outbreak of war forced him to return to his hometown where he was shortly after conscripted to forced labor. In 1944 Iskowitz was transferred to Buchenwald, one of the first and most notorious Nazi concentration camps.

    Upon liberation, Iskowitz spent nearly 9 months in hospital recuperating. Amazingly he would study for six months at the Academy of Fine Art in Munich with Oskar Kokoschka.

    Iskowitz would eventually immigrate to Canada. For most of the 1950s, he incorporated representation into his art. By the 60's he had established a modest reputation and joined the Gallery Moos stable in 1964. 

    The legend goes that in 1967 thanks to a Canadian Council grant, Iskowitz took a helicopter tour of the north. The experience of seeing the massive expanse of trees from above inspired a major redirection of his aesthetic and approach. 

    This delicate work on paper is a perfect example of Iskowitz's iconic style. In this work, four islands of color are generously dispersed among an array of light and airy primary-colored swathes.

    Created in 1969 it is from the key period of the artist's life, as his style comes to maturity. 

    About Gershon Iskowitz

    • Very good condition.

    • This work is framed. Frame measurements are 23.00" x 18.00".
    • Ships in 5 to 7 business days from Canada.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
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