Zvi Mairovich (1911-1974)

IMG_4772Zvi Mairovich (1911-1974). Haifa Port, c.1960. Oil on canvas measures 35 x 56 inches; 43 x 64 inches framed. Signed lower right. Excellent condition with minor craquelure and paint shrinkage.

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Biography:

Mairovich (1911-1974) was one of the most important Israeli abstract painters. Born in Poland, he moved to Berlin in 1929, studying painting with Karl Hoffer. In 1934 he immigrated to Haifa, Israel.

Mairovich painted landscape’s and still lifes which gradually transitioned to abstracts. By the late 50’s, he produced dramatic gouache abstracts in large format. Mairovich’s oils mainly focused on abstract landscapes, with stormy contrasts between darkness and flashes of light, verging upon the metaphysical.

He was one of the founders of the the New Horizons group of Israeli artists along with Arie Aroch, Zaritsky and Steimatsky, who sought to free Israelil painting f rom its concentration on Expressionism and Jewish themes. Winner of the Dizengoff prize of 1942, 1951 and 1961, Mairovich exhibited in important museums in Israel and in galleries all over the world.

Exhibition History

 

1947 – The Tel Aviv Museum, “Group of Seven”

 

1948-55 – The Tel Aviv Museum, “New Horizons”

 

1950 – Paris, Salon de Mai

 

1950 – Paris, Salon d’Automne

 

1953 – Sao Paulo Bienal

1954 – Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro

 

1956 – Venice Biennale

 

1958 – Venice Biennale

 

1958 – Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland

 

1959 – Sao Paulo Bienal

 

1960 – Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris

 

1960 – Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paolo, Brazil

 

1962 – Venice Biennale

 

1963 – Museum of Art, Ein Harod

 

1964 – America-Israel Cultural Foundation and the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York

 

1965 – The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

1965 – Gemeentemuseum Arnhem

 

1966 – The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

1969 – University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Albany

 

1970 – High Museum of Art, Atlanta

 

1971 – Das Stadtische Museum, Wiesbaden

 

1973 – Museum of Art, Haifa

 

1973 – Yad Lebanim, Petach Tikva, Israel

 

1974 – Maurice Spertus Museum of Judaica, Chicago

 

1978 – Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation, Ottawa

 

1978 – The Tel Aviv Museum

 

1979 – Museum of Modern Art, Haifa