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Original 1950's Israel Mount Zion Poster by Jean David

Israel - Mount Zion

Jean David
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25.5" x 38" - 65cm x 97cm

Soon after the founding of Israel in 1948, the middle eastern country began promoting tourist travel to boost its economy. In this bright and vibrant poster by well-known artist Jean David, Mount Zion appears in the center of the image. Mount Zion is located just outside of the walls of the Old City and refers to three different locations: The Lower Eastern Hill (City of David), the Upper Eastern Hill (Temple Mount), and the Western Hill (present day Mount Zion). All three sites can be observed on this poster.

Jean David (1908 – 1993) was a painter and designer, known for his contributions to the Romanian avant-garde and to the early modernist art of Israel (then recently founded). He studied between 1927 and 1937 at various art academies in Paris. In 1929 he participated for the first time at a collective exhibition in Bucharest and in 1933 he had his first personal exhibition in Bucharest. In the early '30s he was a member of the Surrealist group "unu" (meaning "one"). In 1942, he has left Romania in a boat with 12 other Jews. After being captured by British authorities in Cyprus, he managed to reach Palestine in 1944. Together with Marcel Janco, he founded in Israel the artist village known as Ein Hod. He also gained much reputation as a muralist and especially as a designer, having designed numerous posters and other works for the El Al and others.

This is an Original Vintage Poster. It is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

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