Furman Mark

(1945-2014)

Born on March 23, 1945 in Kharkov, Ukraine. Furman, who began painting at the age of three, was accepted to Shevchenko Art College in 1959, at the age of 14. Upon graduation in 1971 accepted to KSADA, Kharkov State Academy of Design and Art, where he studied until 1977. After graduation he worked for 10 years in design while continuing to engage in art and painting. Prior to his immigration to Israel Mark Furman passed several stages in his painting, as he investigated of a number of styles: from abstraction and surrealism, decorative and symbolic landscape painting, figurative compositions painting and Art Deco style. On Dec. 7, 1990 Mark Furman immigrated to Israel and has been working since with several leading galleries in Israel: "Dizingoff Ltd.", Tel Aviv, "Lea Rakia Gallery", Jerusalem, "Lucien Krief Gallery", Jerusalem, "Bruno Gallery", Tel-Aviv, "Swartz Gallery", Givataiim, "Hezi Cohen Gallery" (formally "Opal Gallery"), Tel Aviv. Since 2008 until his death in 2014 Mark Forman was represented by "Urban Gallery", Tel Aviv.

In his last years years his works were divided into three main styles: Judaica paintings such as Klezmers, Jewish weddings, and life in the Shtetl, in Ryback's style, figurative painting of the 20s in Europe, often reminds the style of Toulouse-Lautrec and urban landscape paintings of the streets of Tel - Aviv.

Exhibitions:

1989 - Avant-garde painters' exhibition, Kharkov, Ukraine

1991 – New immigrants' painting exhibition, Jerusalem

1991 - Art Expo, Hamburg

1993 - Art Expo, New York

2014 - "Sixty Years of Painting", Urban Gallery, Tel Aviv

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