Gershon Iskowitz was a Canadian painter with an modernist style. Gershon Iskowitz was born in Kielce, New Polish Republic in 1921.
The artist was a Holocaust survivor. First he was sent to the Kielce Ghetto and then transferred to Buchenwald. After his camp was liberated it took around 9 months for him to recover. Iskowitz enjoyed drawing to help him forget about the hunger and tough conditions he faced.
Iskowitz had signed for study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, but war began he could start. The artist eventually studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Moscow.
Another influence was private study with abstract painter Oskar Kokoschka.
The artist emigrated to the country of Canada in 1949.
Iskowitz was elected to the Canadian Royal Academy of Art.
Price range information: The artist worked in oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, and lithography. Prices range from $5,000 to $175,000.
The early part of Iskowitz’s career was spent as a expressionist figure painter. Later he found his signature style of a more abstract style.
Gershon Iskowitz passed away in 1988.
Gershon Iskowitz had a great style of abstract painting. His work is very loose with a great feeling of repetition whilst at the same time appearing spontaneous. He also used many colors in art.