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
Landscape, Oil on canvas, 53X73 cm. Signed.

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1600

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Ruth Schloss
A Women Knitting, Ink on paper, 27x20…

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440

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Ruth Schloss
The Water Tower, Ink on paper, 37X50…

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420

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Ruth Schloss
Kettle, Gouache on cardboard, 90X60 cm. Signed.

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$2,000 - $3,000

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Ruth Schloss
Children, Oil on canvas, 27X45 cm. Signed.

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850

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Ruth Schloss
Houses, Oil on canvas, 60x100 cm. Signed.

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3000

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Ruth Schloss
Still Life, Oil on canvas, 80x60 cm.…

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3200

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Ruth Schloss
Girl with a Hat, oil on canvas,…

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1400

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Ruth Schloss
Donkey near a House, ink on paper,…

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190

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Ruth Schloss
A soldier drinks, ink on paper, 32x20…

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160

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Ruth Schloss
Girl in profile, ink on paper, 49x34…

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240

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Ruth Schloss
Woman, acrylic on cardboard, 30x40 cm. Provenance:…

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400

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Ruth Schloss
Houses, ink and gouache on thick paper,…

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$700 - $1,000

Lot : 50

Ruth Schloss
Houses, ink and gouache on thick paper,…

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350

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Ruth Schloss
Girl with a Pot, Oil on canvas,…

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1000

Lot : 367

Ruth Schloss
Jaffa, Ink and watercolor on paper, 33X47…

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300

Lot : 452

Ruth Schloss
Houses, 1951, Oil on canvas laid down…

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1100

Lot : 541

Ruth Schloss
Young Woman, Oil on canvas, 60X40 cm.…

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2200

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

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2600

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Ruth Schloss
Girl, Oil on canvas, 61X46 cm. Signed.

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4200

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Ruth Schloss
Women in the Ma’abara, 1963, Oil on…

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8000

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Ruth Schloss
Figure with a Red Hat, acrylic on…

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900

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Ruth Schloss
A Couple, ink on paper, 33x40 cm.…

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500

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Ruth Schloss
Girl Sitting, ink and gouache on paper,…

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440

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Ruth Schloss
Resting Camel, ink and watercolor on paper…

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260

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Ruth Schloss
Anne Frank, acrylic and collage on canvas,…

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1500

Lot : 590

Ruth Schloss
Jaffa Landscape, watercolor on paper, 32X47 cm.…

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420

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Ruth Schloss
Sitting Girl, Oil on canvas, 81X53 cm.…

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7000

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Ruth Schloss
Girls Near the House, Oil on canvas,…

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1500

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Ruth Schloss
Diptych: Caravaggio Series, Oil on canvas, 100X146…

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$4,000 - $6,000

Lot : 29

Ruth Schloss
Women in the Landscape, Oil on canvas,…

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2400

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Ruth Schloss
The Fruit Seller, Oil on canvas, 65X50…

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3200

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Ruth Schloss
The Writing on a Wall, Acrylic on…

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2600

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Ruth Schloss
Portrait of a Girl, ink on paper,…

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550

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Ruth Schloss
Nude, oil on Masonite, 80X56 cm. Signed.

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1600

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Ruth Schloss
Girls, oil on canvas, 46X55 cm. Signed.

Sold for:

2200

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