1966 – <em>The Story of Tel Aviv</em>, Nahum Gutman

The charming works of Nahum Gutman (1898-1980) are best known from his book and newspaper illustrations. Gutman grew up in Little Old Tel Aviv, known as Ahuzat Bayit, which he also wrote about. The Shalom Meir Tower was built on the site of that neighborhood, so it is fitting that Gutman’s mosaic depicting the story of Tel Aviv, starting with Jonah the prophet, should adorn the tower lobby’s walls. The work captures the charm of the city from those early years until the first years of the State of Israel. (Images by Itzuvit, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)