Israel Hershberg (b.1948) was born in the Linz displaced-persons camp to Holocaust survivors and moved from the struggling Israel of the 1950s to the United States. Upon his return to Israel in 1984, he founded the Jerusalem Studio School, which was instrumental in bringing about the return of figurative painting to the Israeli art scene. In this work, the artist’s eye takes in a verdant panorama in the Galilee, once the site of crusader battles and now peaceful farmland, in dialogue with classical landscape painting and photography. (Image courtesy of Dubi Shiff Art Collection)
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