Oberlander, Marek Birth - Death : 1922-1978 Nationality : Polish
Oberlander served in the Soviet Army between 1939 and 1943 and then studied art in Warsaw until 1953. He founded a small art gallery, which was one of the first to show the works of renown or young talented artists. He then went in 1963 to Sweden before settling in France. This artist painted many works depicting Judaic and ghetto scenes.
Odelstain, Nehama Birth - Death : Active from the last decade of the 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Odes-Ronkin, Blima Birth - Death : Active from the last decade of the 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Ofek, Abraham Birth - Death : 1935-1990 Nationality : Bulgarian then Israeli
Born in Bulgaria, he immigrated to Israel in 1949.Abraham Ofek's artistic credo saw the imprinting of social values on the work of art as a moral mission. He simplified content in order to convey a direct and clear message in expressionistic monumental wall paintings inspired by South American and especially by Mexican murals. Abraham Ofek's preoccupation with social content yielded saga-like representations of unfolding Israeli reality: immigration, settlement, and the building of a new life in the resurrected homeland. Abraham Ofek, like his colleague Naftali Bezem, with whom he worked in close communion during the early years, saw the large walls of public buildings as a forum for visual communication of national ideas. The churches and the Arab buildings in Abraham's Ofek's landscapes are typical features of his depictions of Jerusalem scenery. He also executed several murals in Jerusalem in the 1970s having the migration of the Jews and their return to Zion, the mother figure as a central theme and the joy of salvation as the culmination for the return to the Promised Land.
Ofek, Nechama Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Ofir, Arie Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Ofir, Gilad Birth - Death : 1957- Nationality : Israeli
Ofir, Maya Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Oglinski, Joel Birth - Death : Active from the last decade of the 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Oglistos, Jon Birth - Death : Active from the last decade of the 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Okashi, Avshalom Birth - Death : 1916-1980 Nationality : Israeli
Avshalom Okashi began painting whilst working in Galilee as a shepherd in a Kibbutz. He often interpreted scenes from the Bible in a style somewhat reminiscent of Georges Rouault's.
Okun, Alexander Sasha Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Alexander Okun has been working as a painter in Jerusalem were he has also been teaching at the Bezalel Academy.
Olenick, Jackie Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : American
Painter. She has been producing Judaic folk art works.
Olere or Oler, David called Olere Birth - Death : 1902-1985 Nationality : Polish
Oler studied painting in Warsaw until 1918 and went to Berlin, where he was hired in 1921 as a decorator by the Europaische Film Allianz firm. He notably worked with Ernst Lubitsch before settling in 1923 in Paris, where he worked for several film companies. At the outbreak of World War Two he was drafted into the French Army and returned to civilian life after France's defeat. Arrested in February 1943, he was detained in Drancy and then deported to Auschwitz. In January 1945 he was among thousands of inmates who were forced to walk non-stop by retreating Nazi troops. Oler was successively transferred to the camps of Mathausen, Melck and Ebensee before U.S troops freed him. After the war he published 50 drawings depicting the horrors of Nazi camps, which are now in the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York.
Olitski, Jules Birth - Death : 1922- Nationality : Byelorussian then American
Olitski studied painting at the National Academy of Design in New York between 1939 and 1942 and sculpture with Zadkine in 1949 in Paris before frequenting the Academy of La Grande Chaumiere until 1952. While in Paris he evolved towards geometrical abstraction under the influence of Malevich and Mondrian and exhibited his works at the “Huit” gallery. Back in New York, he showed his paintings at the Iolas and Zodiac galleries and abroad, notably in London, Madrid and Paris. Considered as a major figure of post-pictorial abstraction as well of Minimal painting in the U.S Olitski produced “stain paintings” between 1958 and 1965 and then “Spray paintings” until 1970. Around 2000, Olitski painted abstract works relating to the Bible like “Dream of Isaac” or “Dream of Abraham. He exhibited his works in 1967 at the Jewish Museum in New York. "
Olomucki, (-a) Halina Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Polish then Israeli
Olomucki studied art in Warsaw, where she lived through the miseries of the ghetto. For a time she worked with a detachment of workers outside the walls of the ghetto and thus managed to smuggle some drawings to friends living on the Aryan side. She was then deported to Majdanek, where she escaped death several times. In the final selection she was in a group that was to be gassed but the Nazis mistakenly sent a “Labour” group to the gas chamber and she survived. She was then deported to Auschwitz, where she completed some 200 drawings. After the liberation, she returned to Warsaw and studied art in Lodz. Olomucki settled in France in 1957 and went in 1972 to live in Israel. Her work was haunted by her wartime experiences in Poland.
Oludwinsky, Izzy Birth - Death : Active from the last third of the 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Omer, Aliza Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Omri Avraham Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Omri, Avraham Birth - Death : 1914-? Nationality : Yugoslav then Israeli
Omri studied art in Belgrade before he immigrated to Palestine in 1934. He first worked in a kibbutz and then devoted his time to art. He mostly produced mosaic works during his career.