Thursday, July 30, 2015

5 Lithographs by Theo Tobiasse

Born in Palestine in 1927, but raised in German occupied Paris, Tobiasse spent two crucial years of his youth hiding in total isolation from the Nazis.  After World War II he worked as a commercial artist until 1961, when he turned to painting full time. 

Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012)
"Ruth Où le Bonheur D'être Mère"; 
Medium: Lithograph; 
Year or Era Produced: Circa 1978; 
Signature: Lower right; 
Edition Number: 2/125
Measurement: 18.75" x 25"

As Chaim Potok, in his Theo Tobiasse: Artist in Exile (published in 1986 by Rizzoli), observes, "One cannot escape the feeling that he uses colors and words to conquer the evils he has experienced in the flesh, hence, the lively primitivism...and the stately themes of the tribe."


Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012)
"Dans le Champs de Booz"
Lithograph;  Circa 1978
Signature: Lower right
Edition Number: 2/125
Measurement: 19" x 25"

In 1989 the dedication of the Tobiasse designed Chapelle Saint-Saveur in Le Cannet marked a milestone in the rising career of this illustrious artist.

Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012)
"Partout Où Tu Iras, J'Irai"
Lithograph; Circa 1978
Signature: Lower right
Edition Number: 2/125
Measurement: 19" x 25"

In 1989 the dedication of the Tobiasse designed Chapelle Saint-Saveur in Le Cannet marked a milestone in the rising career of this illustrious artist.
Tobiasse has become increasingly recognized and popular all over the world.  His paintings transcend history, blending images into one moment-warping time into the present tense; his past, his dreams, mythology, Judaic legends and, biblical stories all inter-twine to become understandable in today’s terms.

Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012)
"Je Nommerai Mon Fils Obed"
Lithograph; Circa 1978
Signature: Lower right
Edition Number: 2/125
Measurement: 19" x 25"

Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012)
"Ruth et Booz"
Lithograph; Circa 1978
Signature: Lower right
Edition Number: 2/125
Measurement: 19" x 25"


Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012)
Le Marrine
Dimensions:  9.45 X 11.42 in (24 X 29 cm)
Medium:  Gouache on paper
Creation Date:  1967
Signed