Schlomo Koren Signed 1969 Mixed Media Abstract Drawing
A 1969 mixed media drawing by the German-Israeli artist Schlomo Koren (1932-2013). Signed and dated to the lower left, this stark and minimal abstract drawing uses sparse graphite, charcoal, and ink. Drawn on paper that has been attached to a stretched canvas, the work features languid lines and smudges in concentrated areas at the top and lower center of the work. A small burn mark accents the center of a circle located in the lower portion of the work. The drawing is displayed in a simple acrylic shell that encases the front and side of the work.
Born in Cologne, Koren moved to Israel as a child with his family in the 1930s and later studied art at the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem. He began exhibiting in one-man shows starting in 1959 throughout Israel and Europe. In the 1960s, Koren moved to the Netherlands where he eventually became a teacher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. His works works are held in numerous private and public collections in Israel, the United States, and Europe including the Museum of Modern Art in Haifa, the Ein-Harod Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, among others.
12.25” W x 16” H x 1.25” D.
Lower right corner of the paper pulling away from canvas. Buckling throughout the paper. A water discoloration line across the lower quarter of the piece, unclear if it was intentional by the artist or happened subsequently.
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