Drawing the face of a nation

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is presenting the first comprehensive exhibition of works by one of Israel’s first and foremost graphic artists, Otte Wallish. The exhibition, “Otte Wallish: The Face of Land and Nation,” will be on show in the Prints and Drawings Gallery, Gallery of the German Friends of TAMA, through October 5, 2015.

Wallish (1906-1977) created images celebrating the values of Zionism, designing stamps and posters with themes that included pioneering, clandestine immigration, the Holocaust, the Jewish revival in the land of Israel and the cultivation of the land. He was responsible for the design and dissemination of many of the symbols that were assimilated into the local cultural landscape, and played a significant role in shaping Israel during the pre-state and post-independence periods.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Drawing-the-face-of-a-nation-407413

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