“Sidewalk Café” by Itzchak Tarkay
“Sidewalk Café” by Itzchak Tarkay, modern figurative Israeli painter and graphic artist. Tarkay's art is influenced by French Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism, particularly Matisse and Toulouse-Lautrec. The painting shows elegant women sitting in the cafe, the artist precisely works with colors. He catches glances of women, that capture the viewer. Tarkay's works participated in more than 50 individual and group exhibitions around the world. Tarkay was born in Subotica, on the Yugoslav-Hungarian border. At the age of 9, Tarkay and his family were sent to the Mauthausen concentration camp. In 1949, his family immigrated to Israel, where they lived in a kibbutz for several years. Tarkay is well-known not only as an acrylic painter and watercolorist, but also as a graphic artist. He used the serigraph to gain the rich variety of forms and colors.