|LANDSCAPES OF ISRAEL by Moshe Kaufman
These thirty three drawings by Moshe Kaufman, selected from hundreds of drawings, are the fruition of his sketching trips to the historic and picturesque landscapes of the Holy Land. They reflect the artist’s admiration of the majestic sceneries he has witnessed while touring the various regions of the country.
Kaufman's formative years were spent in Jerusalem, where the urban landscapes of the holy city were first absorbed. As a young architecture student in Haifa, he enjoyed many trips to the mountains of the Carmel and the Galilee. In later years, being involved in the planning of the town of Eilat, he had the opportunity to be in close contact with the mountainous desert views of the Negev and the Arava.
Moshe Kaufman is a painter and retired architect. His landscapes, in black and white, as well as in color, were exhibited in several successful one-man shows in Israel, Florida, and New York.
“...Moshe Kaufman, with only pen and ink on paper, he paints the simple country scenes, and the intensity with which they are felt, make them rise off the page as from the page of the Old Testament. The simple jagged desert tree, with a few bushes and a hill behind them is the stuff with which Moshe Kaufman can make magic.”
Bruno Pulmer Poroner
“ARTSPEAK” New York
“...Kaufman does not copy nature in a realistic style. He rather adopts the impressionist tinge with a personal touch. His drawings consist of mysticism and imagination combined with realism. His expressive landscapes reveal a concealed force of the artist, as well as his inner truth that characterizes him.”
“WORLD OF ART” Tel Aviv