VISITEZ ISRAEL PAYS DE LA BIBLE - "Visit Israel the Land of the Bible". Poster designed by Jean David - signed in print and dated 1953. Published by Levin-Epstein, Israel.
Oriental figures in traditional dress with background of a donkey in Jean David's distinctive style. From a series of Land of the Bible posters promoting tourism to Israel created by David in the 1950s.
Jean David (1908-1993) An Israeli designer, painter and illustrator born in Romania. He worked in painting, drawing, collage, ceramic decoration, wall tapestries, stamps and more. In 1942, together with 12 other Jews (including Theodore Brauner, brother of the painter Victor Brauner), he boarded a small immigration ship that was captured by the British off the coast of Lebanon, and spent two years detained in Cyprus. After Israel's independence he lived in Jerusalem. Participated in the first three exhibitions of the "New Horizons" group at Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Jerusalem Artists' House. Also had a solo exhibition at Tel Aviv Museum. In 1960 won the Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture.
47x31 cm. Mounted on cotton backing for display and preservation. Good condition.