(7) unpaginated introductory leaves including title, essay by the lithographer Fernand Mourlot in French and English translation, and list of works, accompanying 13 original lithographs in brilliant colors, each approx. 25 3/4" x 19 1/2", each signed in pencil by the artist and numbered 37/200, each housed in a separate folder with printed title on front, typography by Fequet et Baudier. Large folio. Contents loose as issued in 1/2 leather and cloth case with simulated signature embossed on front cover. Paris (William Haber) 1975. One of 200 copies.
Moshe Gat was born in Haifa in 1935 and studied at the Bezalel School in Jerusalem before spending several years traveling and working in Mexico, Paris, the USA, and Italy. In 1962 he settled in Haifa and started teaching at the Bezalel School. His works have been widely exhibited worldwide; his paintings have been shown in Mexico City, Moscow, New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Tokyo, various cities in Europe, and throughout Israel. The dramatic boldly-colored lithographs in this suite, influenced by expressionism and abstraction, present typical figures at a more optimistic time in Israeli history. The titles of the prints are: 1) Young and Old in Jerusalem; 2) Arriving in Israel; 3) Talmudist; 4) Fishermen in Jaffa Port; 5) Praying Boy; 6) Yemenites; 7) Brothers in Kibbutz; 8) Market Day; 9) Village in the Galilee; 10) Boats; 11) Shepherd; 12) Refugee; 13) Our Hope. Book ID: 48091