Ruth Schloss

2013-1922
Ruth Schloss was born in the city of Nuremberg in Germany in 1922 to a family of affluent merchants. After the rise of the Nazi party in Germany, her family immigrated to Israel in 1937 and settled in Kfar Shmaryahu. Schloss studied graphic design at the Bezalel Academy of Art between the years 1938-1941. In this period in Jerusalem she was a part of the "Hashomer Hatzair" youth movement, there her socialist ideology developed. In 1946 schloss participated in a painting course for Kibbutz Artzi artists with Yochanan Simon and Marcel Janco. The artist continued her art studies in 1949 at the Grande Chaumiere, Paris. Schloss had shown great empathy to social issues and had described them extensively in her artworks. Her art is characterized by expressive compositions. Her social involvement was reflected in her art and through her art one can understand her point of view. Schloss is considered by critics to have been a protest artist, devoted to her political belief. The artist did not belong to the "Ofakim Hadashim" art group who represented Israeli abstraction in art and who strongly opposed the ideas and style of the protest painters. It was important to the artist to convey a social message through her art and she did so all through her artistic career. The social realism group created art in parallel to the "Ofakim Hadashim" Movement that avoided painting with a social message in art and preferred abstract and personal paintings instead of social realism. Ruth Schloss belonged to the Protesting Artists group, artists who reflected social criticism in their artworks, they presented a distorted and unjust reality. Schloss's art described social injustice. She described the people in the disadvantaged side of society, for example workers, protests and especially women and mothers. The mother figure was presented as a symbol of silent protest against the injustices of war. Schloss has a realistic painting style that usually describes the oppressed and weakened side of society. She painted to portray the unjust side of society, the dark side of humanity. The individual and the society are always at the center of her artwork. Schloss often painted children, the elderly, women, refugees and animals with expressive expression. Schloss won the Silver Medal award from the International exhibition in Leipzig, Germany (1965). In addition, she received the Artist-in-Residence prize from The Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (1997).

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Ruth Schloss
Childhood, Oil on masonite, 30X40 cm. Signed.

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Ruth Schloss
Girl, Acrylic on masonite, 70X35 cm. Signed.

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Ruth Schloss
Guard in the Ma'abara, Ink and marker…

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Girl near a Tent, Ink and gouache…

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Girl Resting on a Chair, Gouache on…

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Ruth Schloss
Girl at a Table, in Red, Gouache…

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Ruth Schloss
Rhinoceros, Ink and watercolor on paper, 25X27…

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Ruth Schloss
The Stone Thrower, Acrylic on paper, 54X54…

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Ruth Schloss
Figure, Gouache and ink on paper, 58X36…

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Ruth Schloss
Mother and Daughter, 1956, Gouache and ink…

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Ruth Schloss
Women Sitting, Gouache and ink on paper,…

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Ruth Schloss
A Pensive Woman, Acrylic on canvas, 73X100…

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Ruth Schloss
Girl, Oil on canvas, 65X46 cm. Signed.

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Ruth Schloss
Mother and Her Baby, Acrylic on canvas,…

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Girl, Oil on paper laid down on…

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Ruth Schloss
After Caravaggio, 1997, Acrylic on canvas, 97X116…

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$5,000 - $7,000

Previous auctions

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Young Woman, Acrylic on canvas, 35X27 cm.…

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1100

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Ruth Schloss
The Mother's Artist with a Book, ink…

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220

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Ruth Schloss
Self-portrait with Hat and Cigarette, ink on…

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900

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Ruth Schloss
Girl, ink and acrylic on paper, 40X30…

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750

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Ruth Schloss
Child, ink and acrylic on paper, 68X48…

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400

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Girl, Acrylic and gouache on paper, 47X33…

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550

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Ruth Schloss
Figures, Gouache on paper, 50X60 cm, Signed.

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550

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Couple and Chair, Acrylic and ink on…

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600

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Ruth Schloss
2 Women Heads, Acrylic on canvas, 64X81…

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$1,500 - $2,000

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Ruth Schloss
Car,Gouache on paper, 34X50 cm,Signed.

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900

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Ruth Schloss
Boy with a Slingshot, Acrylic and ink…

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700

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Ruth Schloss
A Girl with a Load on her…

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800

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Ruth Schloss
Woman with a Cane, Acrylic on paper,…

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2400

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Ruth Schloss
Girl in Blue, Oil on canvas laid…

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3400

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Ruth Schloss
Applying Make-Up in Front of the Mirror,…

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3600

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Ruth Schloss
Boats in the Harbor, Oil on canvas,…

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3000

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Ruth Schloss
Girl, Acrylic on canvas, 100X81 cm. Signed.…

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1200

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Ruth Schloss
Ma'abarah, Oil on canvas, 80X100 cm. Signed.…

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3800

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Ruth Schloss
Diptych: Tent and Boiler, Oil on canvas,…

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1700

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Ruth Schloss
Mother and Daughter, Oil on Masonite, 61X45…

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2000

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