Oil on Board - "Still Life Flowers" Signed by Israeli Artist Abraham Azmon (1916-2008) - Chocolate Brown Wood Frame with Linen Mat - Impressionist still life with poppies and sunflowers in a blue vase - 32.25" W x 24" H
Avraham Azemon (1917-2008)
Avraham Azemon was born in Israel to a religious Yemenite family in a rather poor, hard working class neighborhood of Tel-Aviv, on the border between Tel-Aviv and Jaffa, called "Mahane Yoseph" (the camp of Joseph). Azmon's father was a Hazzan whose function is to lead, in singing and reciting, the prayers in the synagogue. Azmon's formal education started with four years of a Yemenite Talmud-Torah. Then he continued in the Tachkemoni elementary school in Tel-Aviv, which he finished around 1932.
After finishing school he found work as a locksmith and did not follow his artistic tendencies which were discovered around this time. His first period of serious painting was between the years 1934-1938 - in that period he acquired experience in making frames for pictures - the profession of which he made his living for the rest of his life. In the years 1937-38, he managed a small art gallery in Tel-Aviv - Yad Oman (the hand of the artist) where he got acquainted with some of the young painters in Tel-Aviv of those days.
Azmon was a self-taught painter and his resume does not include any formal studies of art. His first subjects were drawn from his immediate surroundings. For several years he painted his childhood neighborhood Mahane Yoseph and its surroundings. Later on, his reservoir of subjects expanded to other areas including still-life, and his style became more abstract and fantastic like this beautiful exciting pastel landscape painting.
Avraham Azemon's first two single exhibitions were held in Rina gallery in Jerusalem (1962) and in the Dugith Art Gallery in Tel-Aviv (1967) where his beautiful paintings were first introduced to the art collectors community in Tel Aviv. In the 70s he had 2 exhibitions in the Modern Art Gallery in Old Yafo and also participated in general exhibitions of Israeli painters abroad, including the USA, Australia and Nepal.
References: Avraham Azemon - Biography of a Delicate Self-Taught Painter
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