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Reuven Rubin    (Israeli, 1893-1974)

 Reuven Rubin - Godseekers, Portfolio (Prints and Multiples)
Reuven Rubin
Godseekers, Portfolio 1923
 
  

Biography
1893 Born:Galati, Romania
1912 Studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
1913 - 1914 Studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Artsand and Academie Colarossi in Paris, France
1916 Returned to Romania where he spent the war years
1921 Traveled to the United States where he met Alfred Stieglitz,
1922 Established his studio in Tel Aviv, Israel
1923 Emigrated to Palestine
Began designing scenery for theatres
1924 Appointed chairman of the Association of Painters and Sculptors of Palestine
1948 Became the first official Israeli diplomatic envoy to Romania
1964 Received the Dizengoff Prize
1973 Awarded the Israel Prize for life's work in art.
1974 Died: Tel Aviv, Israel

Exhibitions
2009 "Selection of Rubin paintings from the Permanent collection", Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
2006 - 2007 "Reuven Rubin's Early Years: 1914-23", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (solo)
2005 Stern Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
1998 Rubin: "Home Visit", Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
1994 "Rubin paints for the Theater", Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
1993 "Rubin: a self portrait", Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
1989 "The early Rubin", Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
1988 "Rubin: Jerusalem Landscapes", Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
1986 "Rubin Portrays his Friends", Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
1984 "Rubin's Tel Aviv", Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
1966 - 1967 "Retrospective", Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (solo)
"Retrospective", Tel Aviv Museum, Israel (solo)
Galerie Mott, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
Norton art Museum, Palm Beach, FL (solo)
1962 "Retrospective", Wildenstein Galleries, New York, NY (solo)
Hatfield Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Rosequist Gallery, Tucson, AZ (solo)
1953 - 1960 Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY
"Seven Painters from Israel", leading museums across the U.S.
Hatfield Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1957 O'Hana Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1955 "Retrospective", Tel Aviv Museum, Israel (solo)
1952 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1948 - 1950 Stage designs for Habima and Ohel theaters in Tel Aviv
1947 "Retrospective", Tel Aviv Museum, Israel (solo)
1940 - 1945 Milch Gallery, New York, NY
Hatfield Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
Gumps Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Twentieth Century Portraits", Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Lillienfeld Gallery, New York, NY
1942 Bignou Gallery, New York, NY
1936 - 1938 Steimazky Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
Bach Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Arthur Tooth Gallery, London, UK
Bezalel, Jerusalem, Israel
1933 - 1934 Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
1931 Montross Gallery, New York, NY
Stage designs for Habima and Ohel theaters in Tel Aviv, Israel
1930 Arthur Tooth Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1927 Beit Chelouche, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
Home of Sir Ronald Storrs, Jerusalem, Israel (solo)
1926 Marcel Bernheim Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
1924 The Citadel of David, Jerusalem, Israel (solo)
Herzlia high school, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
Regina Maria Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
1922 Rubin Bucharest studio, Bucharest, Romania
1921 Anderson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Selected Public Collections:
Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

Literature
2003 Rubin Museum, catalogue of the permanent collection. Tel Aviv, Israel: Rubin Museum, 2003
1980 Wilkinson, Sarah. Reuven Rubin. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1980
1958 Werner, Alfred. Rubin. Tel Aviv, Israel, Massadah Publishing, 1958
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