Original painting (oil and gouache on paper) by Ruth Schloss (Born 1922 in Germany, died 2013 in Israel). This untitled work is signed twice as is usually the case with this artist's works: "Schloss" lower left, and "Ruth Schloss" in Hebrew lower right. 19" by 13" (work alone), 30" by 23" in its gallery frame. In excellent original condition. From a NY estate.
Ruth Schloss emigrated with her family to Israel in 1937. She studied art at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem (1938-1942) and after the war at the Grande Chaumiere in Paris (1949-1951). A social realist when it was no longer in fashion, she painted the unnoticed and the marginalized of Israeli society. Her work has lately become widely accepted and recognized.