• Issue: April 1982
  • Artists: A. Lubin / S. Tagger / I. Paldi
  • Stamp size: 51.4 x 40 mm / 40 x 51.4 (IS 8.00)
  • Plate no.: 34 - 36
  • Sheet of 15 stamps Tabs: 5
  • Printers: E. Lewin-Epstein Ltd.
  • Method of printing: Photolithography

Paldi, Lubin and Tagger belong to the first school of "Israeli" art that sprang up in the twenties (together with Rubin, Gutman, Zeritzky, Shemi, Gliksberg and others) whose members rebelled against the teachers of "Bezalel" and made Tel Aviv the artistic centre of Israel. In the twenties, many of these artists showed a tendency towards cubism and primitivism: they chose local eastern scenes as the subjects of their works and demonstrated an original "Hebrew" enthusiasm in their approach to the local scene and its inhabitants.

Sionah Tagger, the first locally born woman artist, was born in Jaffa and grew up in Tel Aviv. After completing her studies at "Bezalel" she attended the Andr6 Lot Academy in Paris. She was associated with the modernist students of "Bezalel", the "Migdal David" group and the "Rebels" who were among the creators of the new school of art in the country and she was one of the founders of the Association of Jewish Artists. She was awarded the Dizengoff Prize in 1937 and held two one-woman shows at the Tel Aviv Museum (1937 and 1960).

Israel Paldi (1892-1979) was born in Russia and came to Israel in 1909. He was one of the first group of students at "Bezalel".ln 1911 he went to Vienna and Munich to study and on his return exhibited at "Migdal David". In 1921 he held a "modernist" one-man show at the Herzlia Gymnasium and during the twenties he made several brief visits to Paris. He taught art at the Herzlia Gymnasium for many years and there his reputation was enhanced. He was twice awarded the Dizengoff Prize - in 1943 and 1959. He held four one-man shows, three at the Tel Aviv Museum (1955, 1961 and 1972) and one at the Israel Museum (1967).

Aryeh Lubin (1897-1980) was born in New York, came to Israel in 1913 and studied at the Herzlia Gymnasium. When the first World War broke out in 1914 he returned to the USA and began studying art. In 1917 he joined the Jewish Legion. In 1923 he returned to Israel to settle and joined the group of "modernist" artists and exhibited together with them at a series of important exhibitions at "Migdal David" in Jerusalem (1924) and at "Ohel" in Tel Aviv(1 925). He was awarded the Dizengoff Prize in 1957, held two one-man shows at the Tel Aviv Museum (1947 and 1968) and was made an honorary citizen of Tel Aviv in 1978.

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