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By Shlomo Katz


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Biographical Information about Shlomo Katz:

Born just before the turmoil of the Second World War in Lodz, Poland, Shlomo Katz immigrated to Israel in 1945, when he was just eight years old. Educated in Kibbutz Mishmar Haemek, his talent for drawing was apparent from the very beginning. As a young man he went to Paris, where he studied art at the Ecole de Beaux Arts.

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??????????? While numerous exhibitions in the U.S. and Canada introduced his work of different periods, Shlomo developed an original technique of oil painting on a gilded metal surface. The result recalls medieval icons on one hand, and oriental miniatures on the other. However, these ancient resources combine to form a totally modern image with a light humorous touch and a noble character.

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??????????? It took a lot of experimenting to translate these images onto the graphic art form; the different metallic inks of the golden tones and the importance of total registration presented just a part of the challenge, and Katz?s serigraphs became the ultimate in modern printmaking.

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??????????? Following the success of the installation of his nine paintings in the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, Shlomo Katz passed away.

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