Jehudith Sobel 1924-2012

Jehudith Sobel was born in Lwow Poland in 1924. After the Word War II, she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland. There she studied with the famous abstract constructionists, Wladyslaw Strzeminski and Stefan Wegner from whom she learned the principles of Modern Art as laid down by the European Cubists. Sobel’s work was selected for the First Exhibit of Modern Art Museum Krakow  in 1948-49. Jehudith Sobel emigrated to the newly found Israel where she lived for five years, becoming very active in Israel’s emerging art world. Her work was collected and exhibited by the major art museums of Israel including the Museum of Modern Art at Haifa, her art was regularly shown in the Israeli galleries. In 1956, Sobel came to New York on a scholarship and before that she lived in France for two years.  Same year she received the First Prize at the Exhibition in the Saks Gallery in Paris, as well as having a solo exhibit of her paintings at the Brooklyn Jewish Museum in NY. Her career in the New York art world continued with exhibits in the prestigious ACA Gallery, the New Master Gallery, City Collage of New York, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Sobel lived in Manhattan New York and also had a summer house in Woodstock NY, where she was strongly involved with the Woodstock Artist Association and Museum. Her paintings gained appreciation from the world’s best critics and art historians. Sobel is considered one of the best female artist of the 20th Century, her post-impressionist style shows the influence of Matisse, Bonnard and Braque.