Exceptional draftsmanship and subtle watercolor define this landscape impressionist view of the Old City, Jerusalem, from the series titled "Jerusalem - Your Ways Are Mine" by Israeli artist Hanna Dilian. Measuring 11.5" x 8.5" sight and 18" x 14" in partially gilt wood frame, with cream-colored matte and behind glass. In excellent condition.
Hanna Dilian was born in Tel-Aviv in 1939. After graduating high school there, she studied in the Bezalel Art Academy between the years 1956 – 1960, and then received advanced training in the United States. She was inspired by the artistic culture of the time, when Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and the spiritual. In 1961, she was awarded the Bavlianne prize in Rome for young artists, and was twice chosen to represent Israel in the international "Women Create" exhibition.
Dilian lived most of her life in Jerusalem, and maintained a studio in the Yemin Moshe quarter, overlooking the walls of Jerusalem's Old City, which served as an inspiration for her work. She now lives in moshav Beit – Nehemya.
Her many awards, memberships, exhibits, and appointments include:
1961 – Silver medal in a young artists biennale in Rome.
1964 – Member of the Israel Artists Society (Jerusalem).
1964 – Exhibition of new members of the Israel Artists Society, Tel Aviv
1965 – Exhibition of Jerusalem artists – The Jerusalem Artist House.
1966 – One of a four in a young artists exhibit – Artist House, Tel Aviv
1967 – Graphic exhibition – The Jerusalem Artist House.
1970 – Group exhibition – Israel Artists – Uri Gallery, London.
1970-71 – Teaching in Bezalel School of Art, Jerusalem.
1972 – Wall painting at “Kfir Castel” – military camp
1974 – Wall painting at “Beit Hayeled” school, Jerusalem.
While living in “Yemin Moshe” – Open exhibition at her gallery.
1988 – Four exhibits in Germany – “Jerusalem” personal interpretation (on the occasion of 50 years since Crystalnacht)
1994 – Single show in The Jerusalem City Gallery – Woodwork.
1998 – Single show – “Boxes” – The Jerusalem Theater.
2000 – Group show 33X33 – Jerusalem Artists House.
2002 – Single show, Drawing in pencil – “Ants” – The Jerusalem Theater.