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Lot #    13840
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 1:23:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Three Musicians metal plaque
Author    Frank Meisler
City    Israel
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   235:182 mm., metal on velvet background.
          
Detailed
Description
   Frank Meisler, born in Danzig, was educated in England and graduated in Architecture at Manchester University. He settled in Israel in 1960. His home and studio are in the Artists’ quarter of the old city of Jaffa. His limited edition sculptures and individual works of art in bronze, pewter, silver, and gold plating, have frequently been commissioned by Israel’s Prime Ministers, as well as the heads of state of other countries as presentation gifts on state occasions.

In addition to one–man exhibitions and public sculptures in many parts of the world, Meisler's work is on permanent view in his galleries in Old Jaffa, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, New York, Moscow, and San Juan. The artist has designed the interior of the first synagogue built in Moscow this century, and sculptures on the site of Russia’s National War Memorial. Other public sculptures of his have been erected in Israel, Los Angeles, Florida, New York, Great Britain, Germany, the Ukraine, as well as other locations.

In 1999 the Czech Academy of Art awarded him the ‘Franz Kafka’ gold medal for artistic achievement. In 2002 both the Russian and the Ukrainian Academies of Art elected him Honorary Academician. Frank Meisler’s autobiography “On the Vistula Facing East” was published in 1996 by Andre Deutsch, London, UK, reprinted 1998.

Meisler’s work is characterized by a sense of movement and revelation – “The opening and closing of the doors of life”. It is a synthesis both powerful and personal. Every sculpture beckons you to explore its magic.

          
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