Israeli and International Art
Jun 19, 2015 (Your local time)
 36 Gordon Street, Tel Aviv

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LOT 2:

Aviva Uri 1927 - 1989

Estimated price:
$ 600 - $800
Auction house commission: 20%
VAT: On commission only

Charcoal, 28X24 cm, Signed.

About The Artist:

Aviva Uri was born in Safed. Her mother died when she was young. In the 1930s, she moved to Givatayim with her father and his new wife, where she attended Borochov elementary school. Later, the family moved to Ramat Gan. In the second half of the 1930s, she completed her high school education and studied pedagogy at Levinsky College. She also studied dance with Gertrude Kraus in Tel Aviv.

In 1941 she married Moshe Levin. In 1943 she began to study painting at the Tel Aviv studio of Moshe Castiel, with whom she had a romantic relationship. In 1944 she continued her art studies with David Hendler. In 1947, she moved in with him. The couple married in 1963.

Uri began to establish a name for herself in the 1960s and 70s. She showed her work in exhibitions of the 10+ group and held solo exhibits in galleries such as Rina and Gordon.

Most of Uri's work consists of drawings on paper. Early drawings, such as "Cityscape" (1956), are abstract depictions of landscape. In the late 1950s, her work became more abstract, with expressive shapes vying with minimalistic compositions. In 1968, Uri began to incorporate color in her work. She was influenced by Pop Art. Among her best known works are her circus drawings (1958) and the Requiem for a Bird series (1975).

Uri used white make-up and dark eye shadow, and wore oversized black clothing. She deliberately falsified her age, claiming she was born in 1927.

Aviva Uri died in Tel Aviv in 1989.


1943 Studied with Moshe Castiel

1944 Studied with David HendlerGraphics Biennale, Florence; 1977 Graphics Biennale, Yugoslavia; 1983 Biennale St.Paulo; 1986 Biennale, Venice. Died 1989, Tel Aviv.