Girl with a Hat
Russian-Ukrainian/Israeli Art- Post- impressionism
Genia Berger was born in Kharkov in 1907, modern day Ukraine, to a traditional and zionist family, ] In 1925 she moved to Germany, where she studied art. In 1926 she immigrated to Palestine and began to simultaneously study architecture and painting in Yitchak Frankel's studio in Tel Aviv. In the end of 1929, she returned to Berlin, where she began to study painting and set design at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1933, she returned to Palestine and began to make a living by designing stage sets.] From 1935 to 1937 she resided in Paris, France. In 1953 she became one of the founders of the artists' village of Ein Hod in Northern Israel.
Berger's early work, influenced by French art, was in the post-impressionist painting style. Nonetheless, between the ages of 40 and 60, she focused mainly on theater set design for theater and the opera theater in Israel. Her designs were influenced considerably by Russian Modernist decorative art.
Woman with A Hat
painted in the 30's, in Paris
oil on canvas,
42 x 60 cm.
signed lower right
condition :varnished partly, some color scrapings otherwise in very good condition