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Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing paintings by Moshe Rosenthalis. 
Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at info@beloosesky.com

 

Moshe Rosenthalis was Born in Marimpol, Lithuania in 1922 and studied art at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. As a youth he was constrained by the social realism of the post World War I Soviet Union. His experiences as a soldier and illustrator for propaganda posters for the red army during WW II were a great influence on his career.

It was under this authoritarian atmosphere that he developed as an art student at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. In 1951 he won first prize at an exhibition of Lithuanian painting held at Moscow's Tretyakov Museum, which acquired four of his works.

Rosenthalis immigrated to Israel in 1958 where he devoted himself to teaching and painting. His view of the world and his own art were forever changed. He was exposed to the bright light and local color of his adopted country as well as the new styles of western painting. He began to work in a more abstracted and expressive style. Rosenthalis explains “to simplify forms one has to work harder, search, use the imagination, and involve one’s intellect and emotions.” A master of color, he transforms shapes and lines into joyful compositions of harmony and rhythm.

Mosehe Rosenthalis divided his time between studios in Jaffa and Safed. A master of color, Rosenthalis transformed shapes and lines into joyful compositions of harmony and rhythm. After an exhibition at the Che des Arts in Paris (1974) a critic described him as “the most French of artists”. He has had one-man shows all over Israel, as well as in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. A large retrospective exhibition of his work was held at the Herzliya Museum in 1983. He taught art in many institutions including the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, in Jerusalem and was a leading member of the Safed Art Colony.

He died in 2008 at age 86.


TIMELINE

1922 
Born in Mariampol, Lithuania, November 18th.

1928-1940
Hebrew School, Mariampol.

1940-1941
Academy of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania.

1942-1945
Lithuanian Unit, The Red Army.

1945-1950
M.A. Academy of Visual Arts, Vilna, Lithuania.

1950
Admission to the Lithuanian Artists' Association.

1958
Immigrated to Israel.

1965-2008
Primary studio location in Jaffa by the old port.

1960-1982
Summered and painted in Safed (in the Galilee Mountains).

1973-1974
Cité des Arts International, Paris.

1977-1978
Asia House, Tel Aviv. Grand scale series: The History of the Jewish People, commissioned by Shaul Eisenberg.

1982
Establishes a secondary residence and studio in Safed.

1987
Changes his signature from "M. Rosenthalis" to "M. Rosentalis"

2008
Passed away in Tel Aviv, August 26th.

2009
His studio opens as: Rosenthalis House
 

AWARDS

1948
First Prize for Drawing, Academy of Art, Vilna, Lithuania.

1949
First Prize for Drawing, Academy of Art, Vilna, Lithuania.

1950
Lithuanian government acquisition of diploma work, Vilna.

1951
Poster Design Prize, Ministry of Culture, Lithuania.

1954
Lithuanian government Award for Achievement in the Visual Arts.

1966
Acquisition by the Israel Labor Federation.

1998
Shalom Aleichem Prize for Achievement in the Plastic Arts.


COLLECTIONS

Asia House, Tel Aviv.
Bank Leumi Le-Israel.
Bank Hapoalim.
Bar-David Museum, Kibbutz Bar'am.
Gricius school museum, Lithuania
Haifa Museum of Art.
Haim Atar Museum of Art, Kibbutz Ein Harod.
Herzlia Museum of Art.
Israel Discount Bank.
Israel Phoenix Insurance Company.
Lithuanian Art museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
Lithuanian National Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis National Art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania.
National Museum, Moscow. Russia
President's House, Jerusalem.
Siauliai 'Ausra' Museum, Lithuania.
Soviet Art Gallery of Grutas Park, Lithuania
State Museum, Riga, Latvia.
State Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
The Israel Knesset, Jerusalem.
Tretyakov Museum, Moscow, Russia
Yad Lebanim Museum of Art, Petach Tikva.


TEACHING

1959-1975
Witzo Art School, Tel Aviv.

1964-1970
Teachers' College, Talpiot, Tel Aviv.

1965-2006
Color Workshop,Artist (Rosenthalis') studio, Jaffa.

1970-1973
Art Department, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan.

Art Department, University of Tel Aviv.

1972
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.

1974-1983
Hamidrasha-College of Art, Ramat Hasharon.


ONE_MAN SHOWS

1973
Oils and Watercolors, Writers Club, Paris, France


1974
Cité des Arts International, Paris, France


1975
Yad Lebanim Museum, Petach Tikva, Israel


1976
Zuri Gallery, Ramat Hasharon, Israel

Dyokan Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


1977-1978
Jaffa studio, Jaffa, Israel


1979
Tiroche Gallery, Jaffa, Israel


1980
Van Loo Gallery, Brussels, Belgium


1981
Broekhoven Fine Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland

Jaffa studio, Jaffa, Israel


1982
Denia Gallery, Haifa, Israel

Etchings and Drawings, A.R. Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


1983
Acrylics on board, Meir Gallery, Ra'anana, Israel

A Retrospective, 1950-1983, Herzlia Museum of Art, Herzlia, Israel

New Paintings from Safed, Summer 83, A.R. Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


1984
Jaffa studio, Jaffa, Israel

Alon Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA


1985
Galerie im Rathaus, Tempelhof, West Berlin, West Germany


1990
Small Formats,Tiroche Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Large Formats and Sculptures, Park Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


1991
Rienzo Gallery, New York, USA

Riggs Gallery, La Jolla, California, USA

Alon Gallery, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA


1992
Z Gallery, Soho, New York, USA

Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


1993
Jeanne Richards Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Bar-David Museum, Kibbutz Bar'am, Israel


1994
Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Jeanne Richards Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey, USA


1995
Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan.


1996
Jeanne Richards Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


1997
Lois Richards Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada


1998
Jeanne Richards Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


2001
Jeanne Richards Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


2002
Studio Facing the Sea, Haifa Museum, The National Maritime Museum, Haifa, Israel

Nuances et Lumiere , Lyon, France


2003
Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


2004-2005
The Joy of Color, The Open Museums, Industrial Parks Tefen and Omer, Israel


2004
Zygman Voss Gallery, Chicago, USA

Nuances et Lumiere , Lyon, France


2006
Zygman Voss Gallery, Chicago, USA

Nuances et Lumiere , Lyon, France

Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio,USA


2008
Zygman Voss Gallery, Chicago, USA

Nuances et Lumiere , Lyon, France


2009
Freedom of Color, Vilnius City Hall and National Museum of Art in Kaunas, Lithuania
 
Homage A Rosenthalis: Three exhibitions and one book

"Rosenthalis Reworked, paintings 1959-2008", Rosenthalis House

"From Within the Waves" , Warehouse No.2 at the Old Port of Jaffa

"The 1000 Faces of Rosenthalis" , The Artists House Tel Aviv
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1950-1957
Biannual Lithuanian Artists Exhibitions, State Museum, Vilna, Lithuania.


1951
Lithuanian Artists, Tratiakov Museum, Moscow, USSR


1953
Lithuanian Artists, Academy of Art and Sciences, Moscow, USSR


1954
Baltic Artists, State Museum, Riga, Latvia.


1955
The Sea, State Museum, Moscow, USSR


1958
sraeli Artists, Hamelin House and Artists' Pavilion, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.


1959
Tel Aviv Jubilee, Dizengoff House, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Modern Art in Israel, Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.


1960
Israeli Artists, Dizengoff House, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Urban Landscape, The Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.


1962
Paintings and Sculptures Celebrating the 41st Anniversary of the Israel Labor Federation,

The Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.


1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968
Israeli Artists, Dizengoff House, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.


1964
Six Artists, Beit Zvi, Ramat Gan.


1966
Painting and Sculpture, The Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.


1967
The Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.


1967-1968
Water color, Gouache, and Pastel, The Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.


1968
Five Artists, Municipal Museum, Ramat Gan.

Miniatures, Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.


1969
Aquarelles, Art Gallery, Holon.

Figurative Painting, Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.

Shalom Aleichem House, Tel Aviv.

Painting and Sculpture '69, Art Festival, Exhibition Park, Tel Aviv.

Youth Cultural Center, Kfar Saba.


1970
Drawings, Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.


1972
Landscape as a Point of Departure, Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.


1974
Painting and Sculpture from Israel, Ohana Gallery, London.


1975
Ugarit Gallery, Tel Aviv.


1976 
‚ÄčThe City of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Shulamit Gallery, Tel Aviv.


1978
Sinai Landscapes, Ezri Gallery, Jerusalem.


1979
Sixteen Artists Exhibit Together, Shamir Gallery, Tel Aviv.


1986
Jaffa Painters, 10th Anniversary of the 13 1/2 Gallery, Jaffa.


1988
Israel's 40th Anniversary, Bonn, West Germany


2000
The Painted Figure, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio., USA


2003
The Sweetness of the Fruit - Fruit in Israeli Art, Bar-David Museum, Kibbutz Bar'am.


2005-2007
Art from the Soviet Period at the Soviet Art Gallery of Grutas Park, Lithuania