Moshe Rosenthalis

Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing paintings by Moshe Rosenthalis. 

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

 

Moshe Rosenthalis was Born in Marimpol, Lithuania in 1922 and studied art at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. As a youth he was constrained by the social realism of the post World War I Soviet Union. His experiences as a soldier and illustrator for propaganda posters for the red army during WW II were a great influence on his career.

 

It was under this authoritarian atmosphere that he developed as an art student at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. In 1951 he won first prize at an exhibition of Lithuanian painting held at Moscow's Tretyakov Museum, which acquired four of his works.

 

Rosenthalis immigrated to Israel in 1958 where he devoted himself to teaching and painting. His view of the world and his own art were forever changed. He was exposed to the bright light and local color of his adopted country as well as the new styles of western painting. He began to work in a more abstracted and expressive style. Rosenthalis explains “to simplify forms one has to work harder, search, use the imagination, and involve one’s intellect and emotions.” A master of color, he transforms shapes and lines into joyful compositions of harmony and rhythm.

 

Mosehe Rosenthalis divided his time between studios in Jaffa and Safed. A master of color, Rosenthalis transformed shapes and lines into joyful compositions of harmony and rhythm. After an exhibition at the Che des Arts in Paris (1974) a critic described him as “the most French of artists”. He has had one-man shows all over Israel, as well as in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. A large retrospective exhibition of his work was held at the Herzliya Museum in 1983. He taught art in many institutions including the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, in Jerusalem and was a leading member of the Safed Art Colony.

 

He died in 2008 at age 86.

 

 

Timeline

 

1922 Born in Mariampol, Lithuania, November 18th.

1928-1940 Hebrew School, Mariampol.

1940-1941 Academy of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania.

1942-1945 Lithuanian Unit, The Red Army.

1945-1950 M.A. Academy of Visual Arts, Vilna, Lithuania.

1950 Admission to the Lithuanian Artists' Association.

1958 Immigrated to Israel.

1965-2008 Primary studio location in Jaffa by the old port.

1960-1982 Summered and painted in Safed (in the Galilee Mountains).

1973-1974 Cité des Arts International, Paris.

1977-1978 Asia House, Tel Aviv. Grand scale series: The History of the Jewish People, commissioned by Shaul Eisenberg.

1982 Establishes a secondary residence and studio in Safed.

1987 Changes his signature from "M. Rosenthalis" to "M. Rosentalis"

2008 Passed away in Tel Aviv, August 26th.

2009 His studio opens as: Rosenthalis House

 

 

Awards

 

1948 First Prize for Drawing, Academy of Art, Vilna, Lithuania.

1949 First Prize for Drawing, Academy of Art, Vilna, Lithuania.

1950 Lithuanian government acquisition of diploma work, Vilna.

1951 Poster Design Prize, Ministry of Culture, Lithuania.

1954 Lithuanian government Award for Achievement in the Visual Arts.

1966 Acquisition by the Israel Labor Federation.

1998 Shalom Aleichem Prize for Achievement in the Plastic Arts.

 

 

Collections

 

Asia House, Tel Aviv.

Bank Leumi Le-Israel.

Bank Hapoalim.

Bar-David Museum, Kibbutz Bar'am.

Gricius school museum, Lithuania

Haifa Museum of Art.

Haim Atar Museum of Art, Kibbutz Ein Harod.

Herzlia Museum of Art.

Israel Discount Bank.

Israel Phoenix Insurance Company.

Lithuanian Art museum, Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuanian National Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania

Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis National Art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania.

National Museum, Moscow. Russia

President's House, Jerusalem.

Siauliai 'Ausra' Museum, Lithuania.

Soviet Art Gallery of Grutas Park, Lithuania

State Museum, Riga, Latvia.

State Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

The Israel Knesset, Jerusalem.

Tretyakov Museum, Moscow, Russia

Yad Lebanim Museum of Art, Petach Tikva.

 

 

Teaching

 

1959-1975 Witzo Art School, Tel Aviv.

1964-1970 Teachers' College, Talpiot, Tel Aviv.

1965-2006 Color Workshop,Artist (Rosenthalis') studio, Jaffa.

1970-1973 Art Department, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan.

                 Art Department, University of Tel Aviv.

1972 Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.

1974-1983 Hamidrasha-College of Art, Ramat Hasharon.

 

 

One-Man Shows

 

1973 Oils and Watercolors, Writers Club, Paris, France

1974 Cité des Arts International, Paris, France

1975 Yad Lebanim Museum, Petach Tikva, Israel

1976 Zuri Gallery, Ramat Hasharon, Israel

         Dyokan Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

1977 1978 Jaffa studio, Jaffa, Israel

1979 Tiroche Gallery, Jaffa, Israel

1980 Van Loo Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

1981 Broekhoven Fine Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland

         Jaffa studio, Jaffa, Israel

1982 Denia Gallery, Haifa, Israel

         Etchings and Drawings, A.R. Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

1983 Acrylics on board, Meir Gallery, Ra'anana, Israel

         A Retrospective, 1950-1983, Herzlia Museum of Art, Herzlia, Israel

         New Paintings from Safed, Summer 83, A.R. Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

1984 Jaffa studio, Jaffa, Israel

         Alon Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA

1985 Galerie im Rathaus, Tempelhof, West Berlin, West Germany

1990 Small Formats,Tiroche Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

         Large Formats and Sculptures, Park Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

1991 Rienzo Gallery, New York, USA

         Riggs Gallery, La Jolla, California, USA

         Alon Gallery, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

1992 Z Gallery, Soho, New York, USA

        Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

1993 Jeanne Richards Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey, USA

         Bar-David Museum, Kibbutz Bar'am, Israel

1994 Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

         Jeanne Richards Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey, USA

1995 Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

1996 Jeanne Richards Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey, USA

         Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

1997 Lois Richards Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

         Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

1998 Jeanne Richards Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey, USA

         Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2001 Jeanne Richards Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey, USA

        Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2002 Studio Facing the Sea, Haifa Museum, The National Maritime Museum, Haifa, Israel

         Nuances et Lumiere , Lyon, France

2003 Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2004-2005, The Joy of Color, The Open Museums, Industrial Parks Tefen and Omer, Israel

2004 Zygman Voss Gallery, Chicago, USA

         Nuances et Lumiere , Lyon, France

2006 Zygman Voss Gallery, Chicago, USA

         Nuances et Lumiere , Lyon, France

         Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio,USA

2008 Zygman Voss Gallery, Chicago, USA

         Nuances et Lumiere , Lyon, France

2009 Freedom of Color, Vilnius City Hall and National Museum of Art in Kaunas, Lithuania

2009 Homage A Rosenthalis: Three exhibitions and one book

         "Rosenthalis Reworked, paintings 1959-2008", Rosenthalis House

          "From Within the Waves" , Warehouse No.2 at the Old Port of Jaffa

          "The 1000 Faces of Rosenthalis" , The Artists House Tel Aviv

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

1950-1957 Biannual Lithuanian Artists Exhibitions, State Museum, Vilna, Lithuania.

1951 Lithuanian Artists, Tratiakov Museum, Moscow, USSR

1953 Lithuanian Artists, Academy of Art and Sciences, Moscow, USSR

1954 Baltic Artists, State Museum, Riga, Latvia.

1955 The Sea, State Museum, Moscow, USSR

1958 Israeli Artists, Hamelin House and Artists' Pavilion, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.

1959 Tel Aviv Jubilee, Dizengoff House, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

         Modern Art in Israel, Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.

1960 Israeli Artists, Dizengoff House, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

         Urban Landscape, The Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.

1962 Paintings and Sculptures Celebrating the 41st Anniversary of the Israel Labor Federation,

         The Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.

1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968 Israeli Artists, Dizengoff House, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

1964 Six Artists, Beit Zvi, Ramat Gan.

1966 Painting and Sculpture, The Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.

1967 The Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.

1967, 1968 Water color, Gouache, and Pastel, The Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.

1968 Five Artists, Municipal Museum, Ramat Gan.

         Miniatures, Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.

1969 Aquarelles, Art Gallery, Holon.

         Figurative Painting, Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.

         Shalom Aleichem House, Tel Aviv.

         Painting and Sculpture '69, Art Festival, Exhibition Park, Tel Aviv.

         Youth Cultural Center, Kfar Saba.

1970 Drawings, Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.

1972 Landscape as a Point of Departure, Israel Painters & Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv.

1974 Painting and Sculpture from Israel, Ohana Gallery, London.

1975 Ugarit Gallery, Tel Aviv.

1978 Sinai Landscapes, Ezri Gallery, Jerusalem.

1976 The City of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Shulamit Gallery, Tel Aviv.

1979 Sixteen Artists Exhibit Together, Shamir Gallery, Tel Aviv.

1986 Jaffa Painters, 10th Anniversary of the 13 1/2 Gallery, Jaffa.

1988 Israel's 40th Anniversary, Bonn, West Germany

2000 The Painted Figure, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio., USA

2003 The Sweetness of the Fruit - Fruit in Israeli Art, Bar-David Museum, Kibbutz Bar'am.

2005-2007 Art from the Soviet Period at the Soviet Art Gallery of Grutas Park, Lithuania