Itzchak Tarkay On the Yugoslav-Hungarian border, artist Itzchak Tarkay was born in 1935. After being sent to a Concentration Camp in Mathausen and finally released, his family fled to Israel living here for several years to escape the Nazis. Tarkay studied at the Avni Art Academy, inspired by figure drawings of French and Post Impressionistic masters Matisse and Toulouse- Lautrec. Working in oil, acrylic and watercolor, the artist finds himself drawing upon his knowledge of art history to compose his compositions. Additionally venturing into the graphic arts, his serigraphs show overlapping color creating texture and transparency. Choices of color are purely instinctual, slightly inspired by music, travels, and stimulating findings of his everyday surroundings. In 1986, Tarkay received recognition at the International ArtExpo in New York and has exhibited throughout Israel and abroad.

Tarkay Tea for threeTea for Three. Itzchak Tarkay. 12.25 x 12. Watercolor drawing and mixed media, 2005.