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BERGNER, Yosl

Yosl Bergner paintings 1938 – 1980 (Albert and Barbara Tucker’s presentation copy)

$400.00 AUD

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Nissim Aloni : the longing and the grotesque. Rodi Bineth-Perry : painterly aspects and the subject. Jerusalem : Keter Publishing House, 1981. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, in original cardboard carton, pp. 214, illustrated. Text in English and Hebrew. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper ‘For my first painter friend in Australia Albert Tucker and for Barbara with lots of love from Yosl Bergner 24.1.1982’ with a small drawing of an apple. Bergner and Tucker were key members of Melbourne’s Angry Penguins group in the 1940s. Their work each delved into social and urban themes, and after Bergtner left Australia for Israel in 1948, the two remained lifelong friends. A significant presentation copy. The book includes paintings from Bergner’s time in Australia.