Judith Klein Art Gallery

Judith Klein Art Gallery

My interest in Art began at an early age living with my parents. My family lived in a highly cultural city where there was unlimited exposure to art of all variety and I was deeply affected by what I saw. My mother worked as a translator for the theater and I watched rehearsals, plays, concerts, actors and all the scenery and excitement that swirls around such an art community. These images have remained with me and much of my work ties back to those earliest of memories and influences.

My professional career began in Israel where I attended an art high school in Tel Aviv and later graduated from Art Teachers College. I also attended the advanced program at the Avne Institute of Fine Arts in Tel Aviv. For the following years I taught Fine Art at Israeli Public Schools and began to exhibit my personal artwork at a leading Tel Aviv Art Gallery. Later I moved to Milan, Italy where I continued my art education and career at the Brera Academy (Academia Brera de Belle Arte).

In my wood cuts, linocuts, monoprints, I transfer my sketches from nature to the printed art form. Based on abstract but recognizable renderings of what I see I rely heavily on the power of color to express the mood and meaning of the finished piece. Perhaps this is why art critiques have categorized my work as "figurative abstract expressionist." The printing medium is itself very important to me. The texture of wood or the fine more lyrical lines of linoleum cuts are central to each work. These are given life by strong, basic colors I always attribute to my years living in Israel.

Many of my themes of sun, moon, sky, ocean are reflective of my personal connection to nature. The female form represents life as we live it and feel it. The forms are eternal and the colors immediate.

My influences other than Paul Klee are Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch and one can see much abstract expressionism in my work.

127 W. Rodney French Blvd. , Door #31
New Bedford, MA 02744
Phone: 508-965-7396

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