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Otte Wallish: The Face of Land and Nation

Otte Wallish:
The Face of Land
and Nation

First solo exhibition in a museum for graphic artist, designer and illustrator
Otte Wallish (1906–1977), who immigrated to Israel in 1934. Alongside designing posters on topics such as pioneering, illegal immigration, Holocaust and renewal, Wallish designed commercial posters and exhibitions. His works served ideological Zionism and its formation, culminating in the design of the ceremony and scroll of the Declaration of Independence. On show are posters gifted by the artist’s son Eri Wallish and items from the son’s collection.
 

OPENING DATE:

Friday 29 May 2015

CLOSING DATE:

Saturday 19 September 2015

LOCATION:

Prints and Drawings Gallery, The Gallery of the German Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Herta and Paul Amir Building

CURATOR:

Emanuela Caló

CREDITS:

With heartfelt thanks to Ms. Ingrid Flick, without whose support this exhibition and catalogue would not have been possible

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  • Only Live, Absolutely Fresh Carp, Tnuva, 1947
  • Jewish National Fund (Pioneer Pulling Up His Sleeve), 1939
  • Hebrew Watermelon, 1930s
  • The Land of Israel, The White Paper, 1944
  • Abadie, cigarette advertisement, early 1930s
  • Keren Hayesod Sows – The Hebrew People Reaps, 1938
  • Land in a State of Emergency – Special Convention, Jewish National Fund, 1946