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Here you can purchase Motke Blum's art online Original paintings and drawings, oil on canvas and on paper, aquarelle and pencil on canvas and paper, mixed media on paper, gouache and pencil on paper, ink on paper. Sculptures, bronze, mixed metals, assembly of metals, wood and mixed media. Prints, posters, art books and much more It’s your opportunity to own an art piece by Motke Blum.

Paintings and Drawings


Paintings by Motke Blum

Jerusalem

My Wall l

Oil on canvas, framed 56x102 cm 1972

$20000

My Wall ll

Oil on canvas, framed 66x101 cm 1972

$15000

The Wall

Oil on canvas, framed 60x60 cm 1972

$12000

Walls and Towns

Oil on canvas, framed 41x50 cm 1974

$9000

Happy Walls

Oil on canvas, framed 33x38 cm 1974

$8000

Dancing Walls

Oil on canvas, framed 38x46 cm 1974

$9000

Guarding Walls

Oil on canvas,framed 19x24 cm 1974

$4000

Smiling Walls

Oil on canvas, framed 33x50 cm 1975

$10000

Waiting for The Messiah

Oil on canvas, framed 33x101 cm 1976

$18000

On Thy Walls

Oil on canvas, framed 22x27 cm 1975

$4000

Gates and Walls

Oil on canvas, framed 22X27 cm 1976

$4000

The Dove Guards the City

Oil on canvas 34X41 cm 1979

$4500

Steps to Holiness

Oil on canvas 28x32 cm 1979

$3200

The Old City

Aquarelle and pencil on paper 39x29 cm 1985

$1900

Batei Motke

Mixed media on paper 50x70 cm 2002

$1500

The Eternal City

Mixed media on paper 46x65 cm 1990

$3500

Praying

Gouache and pencil on paper 20x24 cm 1996

$1400

Simcha

Gouache and pencil on canvas 27x46 cm 2003

$900

Hayakar

Gouache and pencil on paper 47x50 cm 1985

$1200

The Holy City

Mixed technique on paper 40x48 cm 1989

$800

Assembly

Mixed technique on canvas 19x24 cm 2010

$1500

Steps to Holiness

Mixed media on paper 19x25cm 1992

$1900

Boats

The Four Sailing Boats

Gouache on paper 50x70 cm 1987

$3000

In the Harbor

Gouache on paper 50x70 cm 1087

$3300

Turmoil

Gouache on paper 50x60 cm 2003

$2800

Blue

Gouache on paper 38x67 cm 2012

$2500

The White Sail

Gouache on paper 25x17 cm 1987

$300

Happy Sailing

Ink on paper 33x48 cm 1982

$600

Transparent Sails

Ink on paper 30x38 cm 1982

$400

Colorful Sails

Oil on canvas, framed 10x10 cm 1971

$180

Anchored Boat

Gouache on paper 15x26 cm 1971

$300

Dancing Sails

Gouache on paper 22x17 cm 1091

$300

White Shadows

Gouache on paper 10x13 cm 1971

$250

Twin Sails

Gouache on paper 6x14 cm 1971

$220

Black Masts

Gouache on paper 5x11 cm 1971

$120

Over the Bridge

Gouache on paper 4x10 cm 1971

$120

Sailing

Pencil on paper 17x23 cm 1972

$75

At the Harbor

Pencil on paper 21x27 cm 1972

$90

At the Port

Pencil on paper 22x30 cm 1972

$90

Boats

Hand colored 23x30 cm 1971

$95

Evening Sail

Oil on canvas 13x28 cm 1971

$500

Doves

Peacemakers

Mixed media on paper 62x55 cm 1995

$2500

Ambassadors of Peace

Gouache and pencil on paper 44x53 cm 2005

$2000

Romance of Doves

Gouache and pencil on paper 35x40 cm 2003

$1900

Love

Oil and pencil on canvas 50x50 cm 1999

$3500

Dialogue

Aquarelle and pencil on paper 45x47 cm 2004

$2200

Gate to Peace

Oil and mixed media on canvas 40x40 cm 2002

$2800

In the Sky

Mixed media on board 34x44 cm 2001

$1900

Secret

Mixed media on paper 20x30 cm 2006

$300

He and She

Mixed media on canvas 23x17 cm 1998

$250

Friendship

Mixed media on canvas 18x25 cm 2001

$350

The Song of the Dove

Mixed media on paper 21x23 cm 2003

$200

Debate

Mixed media on paper 23x27 cm 1998

$350

The Rescuing Dove

Mixed media on canvas 40x40 cm 1988

$2500

The Smiling Dove

Gouache and pencil on paper 23x35 cm 1988

$650

Telling secrets

Gouache and pencil on paper 20x30 cm 1988

$250

Colorful Dove

Mixed media on canvas 50x60 cm 2007

$2500

All kinds

Abstract

Mixed media on paper 24x30 cm 1999

$300

Passion

Aquarelle and pencil on canvas 29x19 cm 1997

$180

Confusion

Mixed media on canvas 24x17 cm 1995

$300

Falling in Love

Mixed media on canvas 24x18 cm 1995

$300

Carnival of Animals and People

Mixed media on canvas 18x24 cm 1995

$300

Solitude

Gouache and pencil on paper 21x30 cm 1997

$200

Vase with Roses

Oil on canvas 39x39 cm 1978

$2500

Solitude

Oil and pencil on canvas 20x20 cm 2010

$1900

Convention

Gouache and pencil on canvas 30x40 cm 1997

$400

Man and Horse

Mixed media on paper 21x29 cm 1998

$200

Two Horses

Pencil on paper 24x33 cm 1998

$400

Jezreel Valley

Gouache and pencil on paper 18x24 cm 1977

$300

Competing

Gouache and pencil on paper 32x20 cm 1977

$150

Black and White

Mixed media on paper 19x26 cm 1977

$200

Shechinah

Oil and pencil on canvas 25x25 cm 2004

$2100

The Dance of Lines

Gouache and pencil on paper 25x34 cm 2012

$250

Balance

Ink on paper 24x35 cm 2010

$200

Barefoot

Barefoot 1

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 2

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 3

Gouache and pencil on paper 33x26 cm 1991

$100

Barefoot 4

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 5

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 6

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 7

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 8

Gouache and pencil on paper 32x26 cm 1991

$100

Barefoot 9

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 10

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 11

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 12

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 13

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 14

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 16

Gouache and pencil on paper 29x21 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 17

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 18

Gouache and pencil on paper 34x25 cm 1991

$100

Barefoot 19

Gouache and pencil on paper 34x25 cm 1991

$100

Barefoot 20

Gouache and pencil on paper 34x25 cm 1991

$100

Barefoot 21

Gouache and pencil on paper 34x25 cm 1991

$100

Barefoot 22

Gouache and pencil on paper 29x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 23

Gouache and pencil on paper 34x25 cm 1991

$100

Barefoot 24

Gouache and pencil on paper 34x25 cm 1991

$100

Barefoot 25

Gouache and pencil on paper 34x25 cm 1991

$100

Barefoot 26

Gouache and pencil on paper 34x25 cm 1991

$100

Barefoot 27

Gouache and pencil on paper 34x25 cm 1991

$100

Barefoot 28

Gouache and pencil on paper 34x25 cm 1991

$100

Barefoot 29

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x21 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 30

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 31

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x21 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 32

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 33

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 34

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 35

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x21 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 36

Gouache and pencil on paper 21x20 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 37

Gouache and pencil on paper 28x21 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 38

Gouache and pencil on paper 27x20 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 39

Gouache and pencil on paper 27x22 cm 1991

$85

Barefoot 40

Gouache and pencil on paper 24x19 cm 1991

$85

Sculptures


Bronze

David and Batsheva

Bronze 16x18x11 cm

$1000

Storyteller

Bronze 7x5x4 cm

$800

Village Fool

Bronze 15x8x5 cm

$600

Curiosity

Bronze 16x8x6 cm

$600

Happiness

Bronze 13x8.5x5 com

$500

Waiting for the Moment

Bronze 11x8x10 cm

$700

Love

Bronze 7x2.5x5 cm

$450

Mixed metals

King David

Mixed metals 17x4x9 cm

$750

The Clown

Mixed metals 35x25x17 cm

$8000

Assembly of metals

The Trumpter

Assembly of metals 46x35x45 cm

$3500

The Warrior

Assembly of metals 140x40x35 cm

$50000

Sexy Woman

Assembly of metals 140x40x35 cm

$18000

Wood and mixed media

She and He

Wood and mixed media 25x11x11-20x11x11 cm

$800

about


Motke Blum was born in Romania in 1925. 
After years of forced labor under the Nazi regime he immigrated to Palestine in 1944 to Kibbutz Avukah.
In 1951 he started attending evening classes in Bezalel and from 1952 to 1956 studied metal as well as enamel, drawing and sculpture. Motke graduated from Bezalel with honors. 
During his studies he also participated in a course of restoration of ancient mosaics and frescos given by Prof. Orsseli on behalf of UNESCO. 
Motke held over sixty one-man shows in Israel and all over the world and participated in many significant group shows. 
His works can be found in the Israel Museum, Yad Vashem, Haifa Museum, Philadelphia Art Museum, Washington Holocaust Museum, Museum Akko, Eilat Museum and more. Since 1969 Motke set his studio in the Jerusalem Art Colony Chutzot HaYotzer in Jerusalem at the foot of David Citadel. Numerous works have been purchased by worldwide significant art collectors.
In 2006 Motke received the Ish-Shalom Life Achievement Prize.
In 2014 Motke received the Honorary Citizen of Jerusalem Award, and he continues to create and volunteer.
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1925 – Born in the village of Racaciun, Romania. At the age of 5 moved to Bucharest.
1938 – Taken by the Romanian Iron Guard during the pogroms before the Germans invaded Romania.
1940-1944 – Forced labor during the Holocaust, many times painting saves his life.  Takes part in the Gordonia Underground.
1944 – Escapes forced labor, receives a certificate to board an immigrant's boat to Palestine.  Experiences the trauma of the sinking of the Mefkure. Arrives at Kibbutz Avuka.
1946 – Leaves the Kibbutz, moves to Netanya and works as a plasterer -  he  dreams to paint the walls he plastered. Joins the Haganah.
1948 – Joins the army and participates in the War of Independence.
1951 – Moves to Jerusalem, fulfills his dream and takes evening courses in painting at  Bezalel.
1951-1956 – Youth guide in various neighborhoods in Jerusalem.
1952 – Accepted as a full student in Bezalel in the Metalwork department. Also studies painting, sculpting and enamel.
1956 – Graduates from Bezalel. Received twice the Sonnenbourne scholarship, and  Sonnenbourne award for his graduation piece in Metalwork.  The Eternal Flame, a work designed during his studies, is purchased by the Zim company for the company's fleet.
During his studies Motke was invited to participate in a special course for the restoration of  Mosaics and Frescos by UNESCO, with Prof. Orsseli  director of the Art Academy in Ravena, Italy.
1956-1996 – For years restores mosaics and frescos all over Israel.
1956-1958 – After graduating, travels to Holland to specialize in the design department of the Royal Design Factory in Zeist.
1958 – Returnes to Israel and sets his studio in Jerusalem. Upon his return the Israel government commissiones a miniature mosaic of the
Madaba Map for Mr. Meir Weisgal.
1960 – The Weitzman Institute Commissiones a mosaic map of the Israel Tribes in  tribute for Otto Preminger.
1961 – Israel Discount Bank commissiones a large mosaic map of Israel for the New  York branch,
1964 – Exhibition tour in Europe
1965-1967 – Exhibition and study tour in the US, also works as a youth guide at the Cejwin Camp at Port Jarvis. Is invited to exhibit two of his mosaics at the Smithsonian Institution.
1969 – Sets his permanent Studio at Chutzot Hayotzer near the Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem.
1981 – Museums tour in the US and Canada, after receiving the Sidney and Bell Creation Award as a scholarship for this trip.
1990 – Elianne Wilson, Anthologist, invites Motke to join her in creating the book Jerusalem Reflections of Eternity.
1991 – Is invited to exhibit his Jerusalem painting in Frankfurt, Germany, in tribute to Teddy Kollek's 80th birthday.
1994 – The National Czeck Television makes a documentary about Motke named All Colors White.
2002 - Volunteers weekly with mentally disabled artists at AKIM.
2006 – Receives the Ish-Shalom prize for Life Achievement for his special contribution to art, and for being an ambassador of peace in his paintings.
2007 – Holocaust Museum in Washington acquires a painting for their permanent display.
2008 - The National Chzeck Television prepares a continued documentary about Motke.
2013 - Israel Museum, Jerusalem, acquires two paintings.
2014 - Receives Honorary Citizen of Jerusalem Award.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1959   Rina Gallery, Jerusalem
1960   Artists Pavilion, Netanya
1961   Artists House, Jerusalem
1961   Atelier 97, Tel Aviv
1963   Netanya Art Gallery
1964   Hageffen Gallery, Haifa; 1964 Woodstock Gallery, London
1966   Henry Street, New York
1967   Emerging Arts Gallery, New York
1969   Artists House, Jerusalem
1973   Art Museum, Eilat
1974   Artists House, Jerusalem
1975   Rehovot Gallery, Rehovot
1981   Municipality Exhibition Hall, Netanya
1989   Gallery B, Jerusalem
1991   Jerusalem Theater, Jerusalem
1992   Vystavni Sin Ceske Sporitelny Gallery, Prague
1994   Municipal Gallery, Jerusalem
1995   Bayerische Vereinsbank, Frankfurt
1996   Schamretta Gallery, Frankfurt
1996   FAH Gallery, Maastricht, Netherlands
1997   Murakami Gallery, New York
1998   Jerusalem Theater, Jerusalem
1998   Avero Toren, Leeuewardeen, Netherlands
1990   Artists House, Jerusalem
1999   FAH Gallery, Maastricht, Netherlands
2000   Artists House, Tel Aviv
2001   Bezalel Gallery, Hahn, Germany
2001   FAH Gallery, Maastricht, Netherlands
2001   Artists House, Jerusalem
2003   Konrad Adenauer Center, Jerusalem
2005   Great Neck Arts Center, Great Neck, N.Y.
2005   Jerusalem Theater, Jerusalem
2007   Sparkasse, Speyer, Germany
2008   Municipal Hall, Mainz, Germany
2009   Municipal Hall, Mainz, Germany
2010   Romanian Cultural Center, Tel Aviv
2010   Red House Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
2010   Kastiel Design Center, Tel Aviv
2012   Jerusalem Theater, Jerusalem
2013   Beit Gabriel, Sea of Galilee
2016   LA Museum of the Holocaust, LA, California

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1960   Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
1963   Tel Aviv Museum
1964   Tel Aviv Museum
1965   Galleria i.b.e.u., Rio de Janeiro
1965   Galleria Asteria, São Paulo
1965   Palais Longchamps, Marseille
1965   Israel Art Gallery, Philadelphia
1965   Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
1966   UNESCO Brandeis Intl., Washington, D.C.
1967   National Gallery of Design, NYC
1967   Tower of David, Jerusalem
1969   The Art Museum, Acre
1972   The Biennale of Graphic Arts, Florence
1973   Philadelphia Art Alliance
1973   Helmhaus, Zurich
1976   Ribenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
1978   Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
1978   Campbell & Franks Gallery, London
1986   Artists House, Jerusalem
1987   2nd  Intl Exhibition of Miniature Art, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto    
1993   Portrait Exhibition, Israel Museum
1994   In Need of Art, Artists House, Jerusalem
1994   Ashdod Museum    
1999   Miniatures: Letters, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
1999   8th Annual International Miniature Show, Parklane Gallery, Kirkland
2000   Miniatures: Love, Artists  Pavilion, Tel Aviv
2001   Reshamim, National Drawing Exhibition
2005   Reshamim, National Drawing Exhibition
2008   Shivrei Panim,  Artists House, Jerusalem


Throughout his fruitful, creative years, Motke held over 50 solo exhibitions all over Israel and the world, including Holland, Chzech Republic, England, Belgium, France, Australia, Austria, New-Zealand and all over the US and Canada.
 
He participated in many group exhibitions around Israel and abroad including South America, Europe, Asia and the US, and also in theme exhibitions and in various technique exhibitions which included miniature, sketch and sculpting exhibitions.
 
Many of his works were commissioned for public buildings and VIP's in Israel and worldwide. Israel’s Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Justice commissioned posters which are still  exhibited today in the various offices. Mosaics and Tapestries were commissioned by Israeli and Jewish institutes.
His Kinetic Sculpture was donated to the Hadassah Hospital by Muriel and Philip Berman. Many of his paintings appear on covers of books and are displayed on walls of public buildings around the world.
 
Over those years Motke never stopped experiencing with new materials, various ways of expression, exploring the boundaries of creation in all media. He now focuses in experimenting with shape, color and texture both in classic and modern media.
 
Since he established his studio at Chutzot Hayotzer, Motke opened his doors to schools, kindergartens, and children and adults with special needs without limitations. He taught in kindergartens and schools, worked with people with special needs and the sick, and assisted people with finding their special inner strength  through painting and creativity.
 
During the years Motke contributed many of his creations to schools, clubs, institutions, the IDF and special organizations. He has also contributed  paintings for philanthropic purposes and auctions, for funding organizations, and for the benefit of education and social activity.

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