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Original Vintage Travel Poster Israel Land of the Bible by Jean David c1955

Israel - King And Lion

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Jean David
Regular price
$1,100
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$1,100
C1955
25" x 38" - 64cm x 97cm
4125

The Land of the Bible is a travel poster from the 1950s by graphic artist, Jean David. It was produced by the State of Israel Tourist Centre to promote tourism during a relatively peaceful time in Israel's history. Jean David himself was the first Israeli artist to be inducted into the illustrious Alliance Graphique Nationale in 1954.

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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