Jehudith Sobel

Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing paintings by Jehudith Sobel. 

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Jehudith (Judyta) Sobel was an important Jewish female modernist artist, born in Lviv, Poland. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland where she studied with the famous Constructivists, Wladyslaw Streminski (Malevich's assistant) and Stefan Wegner from whom she learned the principles of Modern Art as laid down by the European Cubists. Sobel’s work was selected for the First Exhibit of Modern Art at the Krakow Museum in 1948.

 

From Poland she moved to Israel for five years where she was very active in that country's emerging art world. She exhibited at and was collected by the major art museums of Israel including The Artist House in Jerusalem (1951); Chamarinsky Gallery in Tel Aviv (1954); Museum in Tel-Aviv (1954); Museum of Contemporary Art in Haifa (1955); and again in the Museum in Tel-Aviv (1956).She was also regularly showing in Israeli galleries before coming to New York in 1956.

 

Sobel came to New York on a scholarship where she continued her career in the New York art world exhibiting her work at the prestigious ACA Galleries, the New Masters Gallery, and the Jewish Museum in New York City gave her a solo show. She also exhibited at the City College of New York and in other galleries and art institutions. She and her husband bought a house in Woodstock, New York and she began exhibiting at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum and other galleries there, including The Ann Leonard Gallery and The Rudolph Gallery.

 

Jehudith (Judyta) Sobel was a colorist whose style is a blend of the major movements of early modernist art, including cubism and constructivism. A prolific artist, she primarily painted landscapes and still lifes and occasionally did figurative work. Her artworks show the influence of her contemporaries including Matisse, Bonnard, Malevich, Braque and of another European American painter, Frederick Serger, her neighbor and friend in Woodstock. In the United States she lived and worked in Woodstock, Harlem, City Island and in Manhattan.

 

She is was mainly engaged in oil painting, and occasionally worked in watercolor and alos created drawings. Formally, her work we can be separated into two important periods. The first of these, the academic phase, during which she was under a great and inexhaustible influence of Streminski. The second, in the 1950s and 60s, is when she was liberated toward individual creativity, but based on the global directions of twentieth-century art.

 

Jehudith (Judyta) Sobel developed her own style based on global trends. Her work is filled with extremely feminine emotionality, beautiful color and romanticism. Subjects included what she observed daily, in the form of still lifes, interiors and landscapes. An emotional sense of color is the highest value of her art. Often drawing on the work of Henri Matisse and cubism - mainly in terms of Georges Braque - her paintings also at time had elements of the post-impressionists.

 

Jehudith (Judyta) Sobel died in 2012.

 

Her work is in many private collections and museums including the Museum of Modern Art at Lodz, Poland, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Jewish Museum (NY), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Haifa, the Association of Artists of Israel (Tel-Aviv), Sheldon Swope Art Gallery in Terre Haute, Indiana and the Museum of Art in Ein Harod (Israel). She is represented in galleries and collections throughout the world.