Zvi Mairovich


1911 - 1974


Born in 1911 in a small village in Poland, where, as a child, he used to paint on the walls of the local houses, church and the village square.
At the age of 18 he was sent to Berlin to study to become a Rabbi, but at the same time he also studied painting with Karl Hofer at the Berlin Kunstschule.
Mairovich left Berlin in haste, after having been arrested in the street by the German police and came to Israel in 1934, where he settled in Haifa.
In 1948, Mairovich was one of the founders of the ‘New Horizons’ group, whose members tended towards universal abstract, as opposed to the local figurative style which predominated the young Israeli art scene at the time. That group, and Mairovich as one of its founders, left its mark on Israeli painting for many years to come.
Mairovich’s abstracts burst with colour and drama, but it seems he takes no interest in the “abstract”. Mairovich does not engage in “dismantling” the object, nor in generalization, nor form; rather, in constructing a different “nature”, a vibrant event of forces and counter-forces, natural elements erupting from the depths and heights, clashing or meeting.
Zvi Mairovich's works were presented by Golconda Fine Art in exhibitions in 2000 and 2001.

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