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Original Vintage Poster Zim Bon Voyage S.S. Herzl - S.S. Jerusalem Israel Travel c1950

ZIM Bon Voyage - S.S. Herzl - S.S. Jerusalem

Jean David
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24.25" x 38.75" - 62cm x 98cm

ZIM Shipping Lines is today one of the top 20 shipping companies in the world and it is based in Israel. Its' origins were in the 1940’s just prior to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. The boats were initially used to transport new immigrants to the growing State of Israel. In the 1950’s ZIM acquired more vessels that were used for passengers as well as transporting cargo. In this image created by Jean David, we see the newly named SS Theodor Herzl and the SS Jerusalem with the mention of their destinations, Marseilles, Naples, and Haifa.

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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