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Born: 1935, Yugoslavia - Died: 2012
Tarkay and his family were sent to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. In 1949 the family immigrated to Israel. Tarkay attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and graduated from the Avni Institute of Art and Design. He began his brilliant artistic career as a fashion illustrator. Tarkay’s paintings of sensuous women in rich warm colors immediately attracted worldwide attention. He was compared to Toulouse-Lautrec. His works evoke a sense of ennui, of pampered excess – of the demi-monde. Visually his works are a feast of color and composition.
Afternoon Tea / Oil on canvas