Shlomo Katz, Polish/Israeli, 1937-1992.
In 1945, Shlomo Katz immigrated from Poland to Palestine when he was 8 years old. Katz developed an original technique of oil painting on a gilded metal surface. The result recalls medieval icons on the one hand, and oriental miniatures on the other. The metallic inks of the golden tones and the importance of absolute registration presented just a part of the challenge, but the Katz serigraphs became the ultimate in modern printmaking. Exhibit on display April 1 – 8 In the MJCC Lobby.