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Shimshon Holzman (variant name: Shimson Holzman 1907–1986) was an Israeli landscape and figurative painter. He is known worldwide for his water color paintings.

Holzman was born in 1907 in Sambir, Galicia. He immigrated to Mandate Palestine from Vienna, Austria in 1922, settled in Tel Aviv, and began working as a house painter with his father. In 1926, Holzman began private studies under Yitzhak Frenkel at the studio of painting arts of the Histadrut School where he also worked with Mordechai Levanon, Ziona Tajar, Avigdor Stematsky, Yehezkel Streichman, Moshe Castel, and Arie Aroch.

In 1929, he made his first of several influential visits to Paris, France. There, he studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and exhibited frequently. Israeli art scholar Gideon Ofrat writes of Holzman's time in France: he "brought from Paris impeccably French interiors and landscapes in expressionistic oils, but replaced them with lighthearted aquarelles in the manner of Raoul Dufy and Henri Matisse." As a result of his studies under Frenkel - himself heavily influenced by the École de Paris - and lengthy stays in France, Holzman's oeuvre has a strong French undercurrent. He was deeply influenced by Matisse, and his colour palette evinces a marked Fauvist imprint. Gideon Ofrat further explains: "Holzman's landscapes (Galilean in the main) and characters (mostly Oriental) would convey optimism and mischievous gaiety; his sketch line, designed for a temperamentally rhythmic role, was overlaid with splotches of color, abstract and charmingly translucent."

Holzman was a founding member of the Artists' Quarter in Safed, represented Israel at the 1959 Venice Biennale, and participated in a group exhibition of Israeli artists at the opening of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 1932.

Holzman is considered a modern master of the watercolour medium. On the tradition of watercolour painting in Israel, Avishay Ayal of the University of Haifa explains: "originating in the early 15th century, this technique was a means for rapid sketching… In pre-State Palestine and in the early days of the State of Israel, aquarelle painting was a cheap and rapid method to disseminate art. Given the poverty that characterized the entire period, painting in watercolour and purchasing works on paper became a cheap, available option… Many of the Israeli abstract artists were great experts in watercolour painting." Ayal writes further: "several artists became known at the time mainly as aquarellists, and their works were highly popular during that period. The paintings of Joseph Kossonogi, Mordechai Avniel, and Shimshon Holzman are full of momentum, the color flows within extensive water stains, and they represent the spirit of an era rich in practice that looks to the future with optimism."

Holzman's orientalist-inspired works depicting Israeli land and seascapes and Bedouin, Arab, and Jewish life are highlights of mid-twentieth century Israeli painting.

He died in Tel Aviv in 1986.

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      • Shimshon Holzman, watercolor and graphite on paper
        Jul. 18, 2024

        Shimshon Holzman, watercolor and graphite on paper

        Est: $60 - $80

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986), Figures, signed "S. Holzman" at lower left, 19.5"h x 26.5"w (sight), 27.75"h x 35.75"w (frame)

        Millea Bros Ltd
      • Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986
        Apr. 21, 2024

        Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986

        Est: $500 - $800

        View, Oil on canvas, 38x61 cm. Signed.

        Tiroche Auction House
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        Feb. 28, 2024

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Youngsters in the big city, Oil on cardboard, 37 x 50 cm, Signed

        Yair Art Gallery
      • Shimshon Holzman Watercolor & Photo
        Feb. 25, 2024

        Shimshon Holzman Watercolor & Photo

        Est: $100 - $200

        Shimshon Holzman watercolor on paper, includes photograph of a couple by the water. Signed lower left. Art measures 20" x 14", frame measures 26" x 20".

        Neely Auction
      • Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986)
        Feb. 22, 2024

        Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986)

        Est: £100 - £200

        Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986) Figures beside the water signed 'S.Holzman' (lower left) pencil and watercolour 68.5 x 48.5cm

        Cheffins
      • Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986)
        Feb. 22, 2024

        Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986)

        Est: £100 - £200

        Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986) Figure with fruit signed 'S.Holzman' (upper left) pencil and watercolour 47.5 x 68.5cm

        Cheffins
      • Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986)
        Feb. 22, 2024

        Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986)

        Est: £100 - £200

        Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986) Figures with Donkey signed and dated 'S.Holzman 66' (lower right) pencil and watercolour 47.5 x 67.5cm

        Cheffins
      • SHIMSHON HOLZMAN (1907-1986) - LANDSCAPE, OIL ON CANVAS.
        Feb. 07, 2024

        SHIMSHON HOLZMAN (1907-1986) - LANDSCAPE, OIL ON CANVAS.

        Est: $400 - $800

        Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986) - Landscape, Oil on Canvas. Signed. 46x62cm.

        Pasarel
      • SHIMSHON HOLZMAN WATERCOLOR & PHOTO
        Jan. 14, 2024

        SHIMSHON HOLZMAN WATERCOLOR & PHOTO

        Est: $100 - $200

        Shimshon Holzman watercolor on paper, includes photograph of a couple by the water. Signed lower left. Art measures 20" x 14", frame measures 26" x 20".

        Neely Auction
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        Jan. 13, 2024

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Youngsters in the big city, Oil on cardboard, 37 x 50 cm, Signed

        Yair Art Gallery
      • Shimshon Holzman Watercolor & Photo
        Nov. 12, 2023

        Shimshon Holzman Watercolor & Photo

        Est: $100 - $200

        Shimshon Holzman watercolor on paper, includes photograph of a couple by the water. Signed lower left. Art measures 20" x 14", frame measures 26" x 20".

        Neely Auction
      • Shimson Holzman, Israeli Village, Watercolor
        Oct. 07, 2023

        Shimson Holzman, Israeli Village, Watercolor

        Est: $800 - $1,000

        ARTIST: SHIMSON HOLZMAN, ISRAELI (1907 - 1986) TITLE: ISRAELI VILLAGE YEAR: CIRCA 1965 MEDIUM: WATERCOLOR ON PAPER, SIGNED IMAGE SIZE: SIZE: 19 X 13 IN. (48.26 X 33.02 CM) FRAME SIZE: 25 X 19 INCHES DESCRIPTION:

        RoGallery
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        Sep. 18, 2023

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Youngsters in the big city, Oil on cardboard, 37 x 50 cm, Signed

        Yair Art Gallery
      • SHIMSON HOLZMAN, ISRAELI VILLAGE, WATERCOLOR ON PAPER
        Aug. 31, 2023

        SHIMSON HOLZMAN, ISRAELI VILLAGE, WATERCOLOR ON PAPER

        Est: $650 - $850

        Artist: Shimson Holzman, Israeli (1907 - 1986) Title: Israeli Village Year: circa 1965 Medium: Watercolor on Paper, signed Size: 19 x 13 in. (48.26 x 33.02 cm) Frame Size: 25 x 19 inches Reference:

        RoGallery
      • SHIMSHON HOLZMAN (1907-1986) - URBAN LANDSCAPE, WATERCOLOR ON PAPER, 1956.
        Jul. 25, 2023

        SHIMSHON HOLZMAN (1907-1986) - URBAN LANDSCAPE, WATERCOLOR ON PAPER, 1956.

        Est: $100 - $200

        Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986) - Urban Landscape, Watercolor on Paper, 1956. Signed and dated. 35x50cm.

        Pasarel
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        Jul. 20, 2023

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: $300 - $400

        Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986), figures in a grove, oil on canvas, 50X65 cm, signed.

        Ishtar Auctions Ltd
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        Jun. 27, 2023

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Youngsters in the big city, Oil on cardboard, 37 x 50 cm, Signed

        Yair Art Gallery
      • SHIMSHON HOLZMAN,  ISRAELI 1907-1986 -  SYNAGOGUE INTERIOR, 1947;  WATERCOLOUR AND PENCIL ON PAPER
        Jun. 06, 2023

        SHIMSHON HOLZMAN,  ISRAELI 1907-1986 -  SYNAGOGUE INTERIOR, 1947;  WATERCOLOUR AND PENCIL ON PAPER

        Est: £200 - £300

        Shimshon Holzman,  Israeli 1907-1986 -  Synagogue interior, 1947;  watercolour and pencil on paper, signed in Hebrew and dated lower left '1947', 51.2 x 33.8 cm: together with another work by the same artist of the same medium, 'Landscape, 1947', 29.2 x 48.5 cm (2)  Provenance:  Rena Behrman and thence by descent  Note:  Rena Behrman (1909-2017) helped to aid the escape of more than 1000 Jewish refugees from Europe to Britain during the Second World War. Items from her collection were donated to the British Museum.  Holzman studied in Paris in the 1930s and his work embraces the palette and the joie de vivre of painters such as Raoul Dufy and Henri Matisse, as well as that of his fellow Israeli artist Nachum Gutman. Watercolour was a particular focus in early Modern Israeli painting, as it liberated the brushwork of the artist. His work would focus particularly on Jewish and Israeli subjects.  Holzman represented Israel at the 1959 Venice Biennale. 

        Roseberys
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        May. 07, 2023

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Youngsters in the big city, Oil on cardboard, 37 x 50 cm, Signed

        Yair Art Gallery
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        Apr. 20, 2023

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Eucalyptus grove, 1930s, Watercolor on paper, 57 x 41 cm, Signed

        Yair Art Gallery
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        Mar. 12, 2023

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Eucalyptus grove, 1930s, Watercolor on paper, 57 x 41 cm, Signed

        Yair Art Gallery
      • SHIMSHON HOLZMAN (1907-1986) - LANDSCAPE, WATERCOLOR ON PAPER.
        Jan. 30, 2023

        SHIMSHON HOLZMAN (1907-1986) - LANDSCAPE, WATERCOLOR ON PAPER.

        Est: $150 - $250

        Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986) - Landscape, Watercolor on Paper. Signed in pencil. 50x70cm.

        Pasarel
      • SHIMSHON HOLZMAN (1907-1986) - FIGURES ON A PARK BENCH, WATERCOLOR ON PAPER.
        Jan. 30, 2023

        SHIMSHON HOLZMAN (1907-1986) - FIGURES ON A PARK BENCH, WATERCOLOR ON PAPER.

        Est: $150 - $250

        Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986) - Figures on a Park Bench, Watercolor on Paper. Signed in pencil. 36x52cm.

        Pasarel
      • SHIMSHON HOLZMAN (1907-1986) - LANDSCAPE, WATERCOLOR ON PAPER.
        Jan. 30, 2023

        SHIMSHON HOLZMAN (1907-1986) - LANDSCAPE, WATERCOLOR ON PAPER.

        Est: $100 - $200

        Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986) - Landscape, Watercolor on Paper. Signed in Engish and Hebrew. 50x70cm.

        Pasarel
      • Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986 (Israeli) Women near the well water oil on canvas
        Jan. 17, 2023

        Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986 (Israeli) Women near the well water oil on canvas

        Est: $300 - $400

        Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986 (Israeli) Women near the well water oil on canvas h:47 w:62 cm. signed and dated lower left Provenance: Important Israeli collection, bought at the 1980's. Other Notes: Location: Israel. For estimated delivery time please contact us. Condition report available upon request.

        Matsart Auctioneers & Appraisers
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        Dec. 28, 2022

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Eucalyptus grove, 1930s, Watercolor on paper, 57 x 41 cm, Signed

        Yair Art Gallery
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        Nov. 26, 2022

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Eucalyptus grove, 1930s, Watercolor on paper, 57 x 41 cm, Signed

        Yair Art Gallery
      • Work on paper, Shimshon Holzman
        Nov. 19, 2022

        Work on paper, Shimshon Holzman

        Est: $50 - $100

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986), Three Figures, graphite and watercolor on paper, signed upper left, overall (with frame): 29.5"h x 37"w

        Clars Auctions
      • Work on paper, Shimshon Holzman
        Oct. 15, 2022

        Work on paper, Shimshon Holzman

        Est: $100 - $200

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986), Three Figures, graphite and watercolor on paper, signed upper left, overall (with frame): 29.5"h x 37"w

        Clars Auctions
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        Aug. 18, 2022

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Eucalyptus grove, 1930s, Watercolor on paper, 57 x 41 cm, Signed

        Yair Art Gallery
      • Shimshon Holzman, Mother Nursing Child
        Aug. 09, 2022

        Shimshon Holzman, Mother Nursing Child

        Est: $100 - $200

        Shimshon Holzman (Israel, 1907-1986), pencil and watercolor on paper depicting a peasant mother nursing her child, signed in pencil u.l., 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" sight, 14" x 17" framed.

        Old Kinderhook Auction Company
      • Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986 (Israeli) Landscape watercolor on paper
        Jul. 12, 2022

        Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986 (Israeli) Landscape watercolor on paper

        Est: €20 - €30

        Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986 (Israeli) Landscape watercolor on paper h:34 w: 50 cm. signed in English lower left and in Hebrew lower right Other Notes: Location: Israel. For estimated delivery time please contact us. Condition report available upon request.

        Matsart Auctioneers & Appraisers
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        Jul. 09, 2022

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Eucalyptus grove, 1930s, Watercolor on paper, 57 x 41 cm, Signed

        Yair Art Gallery
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        Jul. 09, 2022

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Guests at the "Eastern Star" Hotel in Tiberias on the shores of Sea of Galilee, 1940s, Watercolor on paper, 33 x 48 cm, Unsigned (COA will be issued by Yair Art Gallery, Tel Aviv)

        Yair Art Gallery
      • Shimshon Holzman
        Jun. 27, 2022

        Shimshon Holzman

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Room Interior, oil on canvas, 81X100 cm. Signed.

        Tiroche Auction House
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        Jun. 13, 2022

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Peddlers in the market, Watercolor on paper, 35 x 50 cm, Signed

        Yair Art Gallery
      • Holzman O/C Impressionist Autumn Landscape
        May. 22, 2022

        Holzman O/C Impressionist Autumn Landscape

        Est: $200 - $300

        Shimshon Holzman (Urkraine/Israel 1907-1986), landscape view with wooded lane and barn in background. Signed lower right. Frame size: 20 1/2" high, 24 1/4" wide. Light frame wear.

        Schwenke Auctioneers
      • SHIMSHON HOLZMAN (1907-1986), ARAB WOMAN
        May. 16, 2022

        SHIMSHON HOLZMAN (1907-1986), ARAB WOMAN

        Est: $100 - $120

        Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986), Arab Woman, mixed technique on paper: pencil and water color drawing, signed, framed in passe partout under glass, measurements: 47X67 cm. Slightly loose frame.

        The Bidder
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        May. 14, 2022

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Peddlers in the market, Watercolor on paper, 35 x 50 cm, Signed

        Yair Art Gallery
      • Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986 (Israeli) Women in landscape watercolor on paper
        Apr. 25, 2022

        Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986 (Israeli) Women in landscape watercolor on paper

        Est: €35 - €55

        Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986 (Israeli) Women in landscape watercolor on paper h:50 w: 70 cm. signed lower left and lower right Other Notes: Location: Israel. For estimated delivery time please contact us. Condition report available upon request.

        Matsart Auctioneers & Appraisers
      • Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986 (Israeli) Interior of an Arab House with women, Akre. 1968 watercolor on paper
        Apr. 25, 2022

        Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986 (Israeli) Interior of an Arab House with women, Akre. 1968 watercolor on paper

        Est: €40 - €50

        Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986 (Israeli) Interior of an Arab House with women, Akre. 1968 watercolor on paper h:50 w: 70 cm. signed and dated lower left Other Notes: Location: Israel. For estimated delivery time please contact us. Condition report available upon request.

        Matsart Auctioneers & Appraisers
      • Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986 (Israeli) Landscape watercolor on paper
        Apr. 25, 2022

        Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986 (Israeli) Landscape watercolor on paper

        Est: €40 - €50

        Shimshon Holzman 1907-1986 (Israeli) Landscape watercolor on paper h:50 w: 70 cm. signed lower left signed and dated lower right Other Notes: Location: Israel. For estimated delivery time please contact us. Condition report available upon request.

        Matsart Auctioneers & Appraisers
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        Apr. 20, 2022

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Peddlers in the market, Watercolor on paper, 35 x 50 cm, Signed

        Yair Art Gallery
      • Yehudit Har-Even (b. 1926), LANDSCAPE (SLOPES OF SAFED ?), FEMALE NUDE
        Apr. 10, 2022

        Yehudit Har-Even (b. 1926), LANDSCAPE (SLOPES OF SAFED ?), FEMALE NUDE

        Est: $100 - $120

        Yehudit Har-Even (b. 1926), Landscape (Slopes of Safed ?), Female Nude, watercolors and pencil drawing on paper, signed in English and dated 2.6.1976, framed in passe partout under glass inside a fine gilded wooden frame, measurements: 45X34 cm. Light wear.

        The Bidder
      • SHIMSHON HOLZMAN (1907-1986), LANDSCAPE (SLOPES OF SAFED ?)
        Apr. 10, 2022

        SHIMSHON HOLZMAN (1907-1986), LANDSCAPE (SLOPES OF SAFED ?)

        Est: $100 - $120

        Shimshon Holzman (1907-1986), Landscape (Slopes of Safed ?), watercolors and pencil drawing on paper, signed in English\Hebrew, framed in passe partout under glass inside a fine gilded wooden frame, measurements: 70X50 cm. Brown paper.

        The Bidder
      • Yehudit Har-Even (b. 1926), A PIONEER FARMER
        Apr. 10, 2022

        Yehudit Har-Even (b. 1926), A PIONEER FARMER

        Est: $80 - $100

        Yehudit Har-Even (b. 1926), A Pioneer Farmer, watercolors and pencil drawing on paper, signed in English and dated 1.1.1976, framed in passe partout under glass inside a fine gilded wooden frame, measurements: 47X31.5 cm. Light wear, few stains.

        The Bidder
      • Yehudit Har-Even (b. 1926), WOMAN KNITTING
        Apr. 10, 2022

        Yehudit Har-Even (b. 1926), WOMAN KNITTING

        Est: $80 - $100

        Yehudit Har-Even (b. 1926), Woman Knitting, watercolors and pencil drawing on paper, signed in English and dated 1.1.1976, framed in passe partout under glass inside a fine gilded wooden frame, measurements: 47X31.5 cm. Light wear.

        The Bidder
      • Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)
        Mar. 19, 2022

        Shimshon Holzman (Israeli, 1907-1986)

        Est: -

        Still life with a chicken on a table, 1973, Gouache on paper, 33 x 48 cm, Signed and dated

        Yair Art Gallery
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