Reuven Rubin (Israeli, 1893-1974) The Olive Pickers, 1958
Lot 52*
Reuven Rubin (Israeli, 1893-1974) 'Les Oliviers'
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Reuven Rubin (Israeli, 1893-1974)
'Les Oliviers'
signed 'Reuven Rubin' (lower left) and further signed, titled, and dated 'Rubin Les Oliviers 1958' (verso)
oil on canvas
71.1 x 90.2cm (28 x 35 1/2in).


    The collection of Joseph and Mabel Ottenstein, Washington D.C.
    Thence by descent to current owner

    "Here in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Tiberias I feel myself reborn. Only here do I feel that life and nature are mine. The grey clouds of Europe have disappeared. My sufferings and the war too are ended. All is sunshine, clear light and happy creative work. As the desert revives and blooms under the hands of the pioneers, so do I feel awakening in me all the latent energies...I have pitched my tent on these ancient hills and my desire to tie together the ends of the thread that history has broken."

    The present lot will feature in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné which is currently being prepared by the Reuven Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv.

    R. Rubin, Rubin, My Art, (New York), p.162
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