Moshe Rosenthalis was born in Lithuania in 1922 and attended the Academy of Art in Vilna. He immigrated to Israel in 1958
A master of color, Rosenthalis transformed shapes and lines into joyful compositions of harmony and rhythm.
He created a “texture of color splashes which reflect and echo each other” and are balanced by thick and thin lines. Recurring themes include landscapes, seascapes, and figures – often women with musical instruments. The paintings have a sense of lyricism and exuberance.
Rosenthalis divided his time between studios in Jaffa and Safed. His work is internationally exhibited, collected, and published. In addition to his long list of achievements and exhibitions he held many prestigious teaching positions including at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, in Jerusalem and at Hamidrasha-College of Art in Ramat Hasharon He died in 2008 at age 86.
1948 and 1949 First Prize for Drawing, Art Academy
1950 Government Prize
1951 Prize for Poster
1954 Govenment Prize for Achievement in Plastic Arts
1966 Histadrut Prize
1997 Israel Polack Prize for Literature and Culture, Shalom Alechem House