Jehudith Sobel – Watercolors

Jehudith Sobel was born in Lwow Poland in 1924. After the World War II, she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland. There she studied with the famous abstract constructionist, Wladyslaw Strzeminski and Stefan Wegner from whom she learned the principles of Modern Art as laid down by the European Cubist. Sobel’s work was selected for the First Exhibit of Modern Art Museum in Krakow in 1948-49. Sobel emigrated from Poland 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, and her art was ┬áregularly shown in 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, New Master Gallery, City Collage of New York, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Sobel lived in Manhattan NY, and also had a summer house in Woodstock NY, where she was strongly involved with the Woodstock Art Association and Museum. Her art gained appreciation from the world’s best critics and art historians. Her post-impressionist style shows the influence of Matisse, Bonnard and Braque.