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Lea Avizedek
Lea Avizedek was born in Jerusalem and is descendant of an orthodox family firmly rooted in Israel during five generations.
She received her formal art training at several institutions including the notable Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem and the school of drawing in Tel Aviv.
Her talent was recognized at an early age. The simple sketches that she drew were compared to the works of post-impressionist Toulouse Lautrec, with their simplicity
of few lines and bold and colorful silhouettes. The central theme of Avizedek's works is the female form. Her women appear in either a solitary pose of tranquility and reflection or in the social interaction of a group. Varying combinations of chalk or pencil, acrylic or watercolor are applied loosely, and are finally painted or stenciled. A combination of bold, heavies smear with light sketches then create a dense and multi-textured surface.
Currently, the artist resides and paints in Tel Aviv.
Her works have been acclaimed at her many exhibitions in worldwide museums and galleries. Such recognition is justified by the vibrancy and skill with which she continues and develops the exploration of her chosen subjects.
Personal footnotes : "I try to project women as warm, loving human beings. I don't care if the women I paint look ugly, if their legs are fat or their socks are half off. My work is conceived in tension. When I work it's emotional. My life enters on my art. When I paint, I make love with my paper. Nothing I paint is a lie. Every line or fingerprint has a meaning.

One-man-shows :
1975 Sarit Gallery, Tel Aviv
Sofhashdera Gallery, Tel Aviv
1976 Turel Gallery, Tel Aviv
1977 Lyric Gallery, Tel Aviv
1980 Turel Gallery, Tel Aviv
1981 Mappou Gallery, Tel Aviv
1982 Mappou Gallery, Tel Aviv
1984 Alive Gallery, Jerusalem
1985 Allon Gallery, Jerusalem
1988 Galerie Messara, Paris
1989 Labarthe-Tolra, Paris
Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto
Galerie Desroches, Montreal

Group exhibitions :
1978 Ramat Gan Museum, Israel
1982 Havruta Gallery, Tel Aviv
1983 the Open Gallery, Tel Aviv
Artist Society, Tel Aviv
1988 Aeked Gallery, Tel Aviv
1990 Artexpo New York
1991 Artexpo New York
1992 Tias Tokyo, Japan
Artexpo New York

   Lea Avizedek
   Ben Avram
   Arie Azene
   Samy Briss
   Moshe Castel
   Nellu Cohn
   Christine Comyn
   Julie Cottler
   Hedva Ferenci
   Itzchak Fleisheker
   Yehoshua Front
   Bea Gomel
   Nachum Gutman
   Gregory Kohelet
   David Mann
   Baruch Nachshon
   Adriana Naveh
   Naama Nothman
   Zina Roitman
   Leo Roth
   Reuven Rubin
   Edwin Salomon
   Abraham Schiff
   Avi Schwartz
   Heinz Seelig
   Calman Shemi
   Victor Shrem
   David Soussana
   Valeri M.
   Iris Weintraub
   Judith Yellin
   Orli Ziv
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