Hannah Levi | My Face | Portrait Time I

Curator: Ruty Chinsky Amitay
Sep. 21, 2019 - Feb. 1, 2020

Throughout her working career in Israel, from the 1930s through the 1990s, the artist Hannah Levi (1914–2006) was held in high esteem among the community of artists, curators, and art critics. Despite this, she was unable to break out beyond the relatively limited public that was aware of her work, and as a result her exhibitions were usually held at remote venues at the fringes of the Israeli art scene. Her friend, the painter Lea Nikel, expressed her great appreciation for Levi by calling her a “painter’s painter,” albeit thereby implicitly confirming her relative obscurity and lack of recognition by the artistic establishment. Over the years, Levi’s name was almost completely forgotten.

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