Avigdor Stematsky

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Avigdor Stematsky
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Avigdor Stematsky
Photographer: Stanley I. Batkin
Born 1908
Nationality Israeli, Jewish
Education Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
Known for Painting
Movement Israeli art

Avigdor Stematsky (1908–89) was a Russian-born Israeli painter. He is considered one of the pioneers of Israeli abstract art.[1]


Stematsky was born in 1908 in Odessa. He joined the Massad group in Tel Aviv. In 1929, he went to Paris to study at Académie de la Grande Chaumière and Académie Colarossi. He was one of the founders of the New Horizons group.[2] He held his first solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art at the age of 31.[3] In the constellation of Israel art, Stematsky and Yehezkiel Streichman stand out as a pair. Although each developed his own distinct, individual style, there are many points of affinity between them: a common background as students of Bezalel in the 1920s, a response to the influences of the Jewish School of Paris in the 1930s, and of the "modern" (late cubist) art in the 1940s and fifties, when they were also leading teachers in Tel Aviv.




Awards and Prizes[edit]

  • 1941 The Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Municipality of Tel Aviv Jaffa, Tel Aviv
  • 1956 The Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Municipality of Tel Aviv Jaffa, Tel Aviv
  • 1958 Ramat Gan Prize
  • 1967 First Prize Tower of David Exhibition, Jerusalem
  • 1976 Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

See also[edit]

Culture of Israel


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