Theo TOBIASSE |
View this artist's available pieces here.
Israel 1927 - 2012
Tobiasse was born in Jaffa (Israel) in 1927. He works and died the 3 november 2012 in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France.
Very young he leaves Jaffa with his family for Kouno (Lithuania) and after a time, when aged six, his parents decide to settie down in Paris.Theo Tobiasse created his earliest drawings before World War II.
He studies till the German occupation and frequents Mont-martre quarter where he likes to draw. During a few months he takes courses in the school des , Arts décoratifs ", and obliged to wear the , yellow star ", he lives hidden until the end of the war.
Then he works for publicity agencies, makes tapestry canvass and creates displays for important shops of the , Faubourg St. Honoré " in Paris.
Settled in Nice in 1950, it is only in 1965, aged 35, that he decides to devote himself entirely to painting and sculpture. The success comes fast with the price of , The Young Mediterranean Painting " and an exhibition in Gallery Drouant in Paris.
Passionately fond of reading, Tobiasse finds his inspiration in poetry, Mythological, Jewish and Biblical narration's. Tobiasse's style of painting is highly sophisticated. His technique is a painterly blend of surrealism, expressionism, and modern primitivism. His themes are literary, often biblical, and at times, erotic. His paintings seem to transcend history - fusing dreams, mythologies, biblical stories and his own past - into rich metaphors for the world of the present.
He orderly participates to collective exhibitions of a high level (Biennales de Paris et Menton, Salon des Peintres témoins de leur temps...) and his works can be found in important museums and collections in France, as well as overseas (Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Londres, Tel Aviv, Caracas, Montreal...
Prices and rewards: 1961 Price , Dorothy Gould 1 965 Price of , the Young Mediterranean Painting
1927 -births Israel in, live Lithuania in until aged of 4 year,
1931 -arrive in France ,
1939 -lives in Paris during war 1939-1945,
1946 -works aces inventor-graphiste during 10 year,
1959 dedicate -himself to painting,
1984 -sharing his time between New York and St-Paul-of-Vence.
2012 Dies November 3, 2012 at Cagnes-sur-Mer in France.
1961 -Genevas, Museum of Athénée,
1962 -Paris, Gallery Drouant,
1964 -London's, Madden Galleries, Genève, Galerie Badan,
1965 -Montreal, Waddington Galleries, Locarno,Galerie Marini,
1966 -Zurich, Predigern Gallery Lausanne, Gallery Paul Valloton,
1968 -Avignon, Gallery Ducastel New York,Samantha Galleries,
1969 -Tokyo, Gallery Sun Motoyama,
1970 -Paris, Gallery Bernheim,Montréal, Waddington Galleries,
1971 -Genevas, Museum of Athénée tea,
1973 -Paris, Gallery Pétridès,Nice, Museum of tea Ponchettes Jerusalem,
Gallery New Vision, gouacheses and lithographs,
1974 -Paris, Gallery Passali,Malmâ, Gallery Bôrjeson,
1975 -Paris, Gallery Vision News Paris, Gallery Passali, ...
(PLease Login to see the complete biography.)