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Two Sketchbooks of an American-Israeli Artist - KUSHNER-WEINER, Anita - 1964. 
Two sketchbooks. Both are small oblong quartos. The images are largely watercolors, but with some ink, gouache, and other media.1. Spiral bound cardboard ("Windsor Wire Bound Sketch Book"). Modest stain and some ink notes on front cover, very good or better, internally fine. Spanning the period of 1964-1965. 16 images including several watercolors, many of Niagara Falls. Several are signed and dated.2. Red Cloth. Modest wear and small stains, very good, internally fine. Spanning 1984-1985 (Hand-lettered on spine "Anita Kushner 1984-85"). Each of the 78 pages are used for images, often double-paged, and the vast majority are highly accomplished watercolors. Most are signed. The topics are largely impressionist images of Israeli scenes made after she emigrated, many in the area of Beit Shemesh. Her continued development from the earlier album is obvious.Anita Kushner (1935-2011) was born in Pennsylvania and studied art in Philadelphia, later emigrating to Israel where she lived in the city of Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem. She exhibited in over 30 solo shows in museums and galleries in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel, including at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Israeli Art, Museum of Modern Art in Haifa, and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. She was the sole artist whose work was displayed at the home of Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin during the historic signing of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt in 1979. As recently as 2012 her art was exhibited at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art to commemorate Women's History Month. The watercolors presented here are especially impressive. .
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