Mordechai Levanon

Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing original paintings by Mordechai Levanon. 

Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at info@beloosesky.com

 

Mordechai Levanon was born in Transylvania, Romania, immigrated to Israel in 1921.  He studied at the Bezalel Art Academy and painting with Yitzhak Frenkel at Histadrut Studio of Painting. 

Levanon is one of the founding fathers of the Jewish School of Paris artist and Israeli art. Like many artists in his time, he was enchanted  by Eretz Israel's special light. This light and its play of color always stayed with him and his art works. 

He settled in Jerusalem.  In 1937 Levanon held his first one-man exhibition in Tel Aviv and  from that year on, he took part in almost every annual collective exhibition of Israeli artists.  He won the Israel-Brazil Prize at the San Paolo Biennale, was a three winner of the annual Dizengoff Trite Prize, the Herman Struck Prize, and a two time winner of the Jerusalem Prize. He represented Israel three times at the Venice Biennale.

His works were exhibited in all Israeli museums and form part of their permanent collections, as well as of New York's MOMA, the President's Palace in Jerusalem, and of the Italian State Museum in Rome

 

Education

1922 Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem
1925 Histadrut Art Studio with Yitzchak Frenkel, Tel Aviv

 

Awards and Prizes

1938 Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture
1940 Herman Struck Prize
1942 Dizengoff Prize
1948 Dizengoff Prize
1948 Jerusalem Prize, Municipality of Jerusalem
1957 Israel-Brazil Prize, Sao Paolo Biennale, Brazil
1957 Herman Struck Prize, Haifa Municipality
1960 Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa
1961 Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa
1968 Jerusalem Prize, Municipality of Jerusalem