Margit Beck Modernist Painting Bar Mitzvah Judaica Torah Listed Female Artist

Regular price $245.00

Shipping calculated at checkout.

PALM BEACH ESTATE FIND!! Beautiful modernist gouache or Conte crayon with highlights of white depicting a group of synagogue congregants reading Torah. Perhaps depicting a Bar Mitzvah? It is an original painting on paper signed lower right BECK. Circa 1950s or 1960s. Overall measurements are approx 14.5” wide x 21.5” tall. The artwork itself measures 4” x 10.5” within the matte. It is framed in a substantial stepped wood frame, very complementary. Condition of both artwork and frame appear very good. Please ask any and all questions prior to offer or purchase.

Margit Beck (1918 - 1997) is an important listed Modernist female artist. She studied at the Institute of Fine Arts, and at the Gymnasium, Oredea Mare, Romania, and the Art Students League, New York. Her first of many one-person exhibition took place in New York in 1955. Among her many awards in national exhibitions are the Audubon Artists Medal of Honor in both 1968 and 1972, and the National Association of Women Artists Medal of Honor, 1956. In Academy annual exhibitions her work has received the Carnegie Award, 1973; the Palmer Prize, 1975; and the Puzinas Prize, 1978.

Beck taught from 1956 to 1967 at the North Shore Community Arts Center in her city of residence, Great Neck, New York. In 1967 she became an instructor at New York University. She is a Fellow of the Edward MacDowell Association, a member of Artists Equity Association, and the Audubon Artists. Beck is represented by the ACA Galleries, New York.