David Gilboa, Romanian/Israeli (1910 - 1976)

David Gilboa

David Gilboa (1910-1976). David Gilboa was born in Romania in 1910. He studied at Academy of Fine Art, Bucharest, Romania, during the years of 1927-29. He immigrated to Israel in 1933 and settled in Tsfat. He is one of the founders of the Artist's Quarter, Safed.

David Gilboa was a landscape painter until he discovered the human element, which he had previously considered of secondary importance. He then concentrated on painting people. Besides painting the landscapes and people of Israel he also produced and illustrated a number of children's books, among them "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson.

David Gilboa died in Tel-Aviv in 1976.

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