Gattegno was not a political painter, but anyone who starts from a figurative point of departure will always pass through the social and at the very least brush with the political periphery. He was neither revolutionary nor conservative but a painter with an individual path, who moved along the outskirts of traditions. It seems that this need for definitions by contradiction, e.g. “he was not,” is a testament to his uniqueness and the fact that his painting was not rooted in theories. (Yair Garbuz)

About Joseph – Arie Bercowitz

Joseph Gattegno is an exceptional artist in the history of Israeli art – a fierce colorist, whose paintings hold traces of Impressionism mixed with Pop…