Pinchas Litvinovsky 1985 – 1894 Boy in Jerusalem, (the 20s’), Watercolor on paper, 21X26 cm. Signed with initials. Provenance: Photographer Avraham Soskin.
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About: Pinchas Litvinovsky
was born to a religious family in the Ukraine. At the age of 18, he began studying at the Odessa Art school, where he met Boris Schatz. The latter invited him to study at his school, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, and that he did - the young Litvinovsky immigrated to Israel and studied at Schatz's Bezalel for one year. In 1912, Litvinovsky rebelled and quit the institution (together with Reuven Rubin), the cause was a fundamental disagreement over the customaries of the institution: the conception of art, style, contents, and teaching methods.
After leaving the school, he traveled to Russia and studied at The Russian Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. In 1919, after World War I, he immigrated with his wife to Israel on board of the "Ruslan" ship. Among the immigrants were the architect Zeev Rechter, the dancer Baruch Agadati, the poets Yonatan Ratosh and Rachel (Bluwstein), the collector Jacob Fermann, the artists Yitzhak Frenkel, Moshe Ziffer, and Joseph Constant, and many other intellectuals and practitioners for whom the ship was nicknamed "the Zionist Mayflower."
Upon his immigration to Israel, Litvinovsky settled in Jerusalem, integrating into Israel’s art and culture life, and exhibited at the Ohel Theater, the Tower of David and was also a part of the Egged group (the Palestine Artists Association).
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