Benefit Sale or Auction for Gaza’s Ark – Painting by George Kosinski

Painting for Sale or Auction – by George Kosinski – a 1997 water colour painting

Painting for auction

You may make an offer at any time on or before 8 December 2013 by contacting "14 Friends of Palestine" at 14friendsofpalestine@gmail.com

Size of the Painting

The painting is 21 inches by 13 inches.

With the frame it is 31 inches by 23 inches.

History of the Painting

This painting was commissioned by a lady living in Jerusalem in 1997. It was the view from her apartment in Abu Tor. The view includes the Dome of the Rock and the Hebrew University. She donated this painting to raise money for charity. She therefore verifies its authenticity, as does the painter himself who recognised the original frame by ‘Yaki’.

About the Artist

George Kosinski, formerly a British Architect, was born in Scotland and  raised in the English Lake District where he practiced from 1978 to 1991, before embarking on a fulltime career as a watercolour artist based in Jerusalem from 1991 – 2000. A sojourner at heart, he travelled throughout Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Sinai & Egypt, communicating effectively through picture language, easily understood across borders. This is a journey in watercolours – unpredictable, yet assured.

From 2002 until 2011, he has lived in the Appalachian Mountains, contrasting with the desert places due to an abundance of rainwater, which profoundly influenced the colours of his palette. Presently, he is living on the coast in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, enjoying Brookgreen Gardens and remnants of old plantations rich in wildlife. Steeped in history, there is a pull-back to the old country while looking at historic buildings.

George Kosinski has created 800 paintings completed over the last 21 years.

Value of Painting

The painting cost $600 in 1997. Paintings from that period have increased in value, and the artist told me that similar paintings of his of Jerusalem have now sold for $1,500. The beneficiary will be Gaza’s Ark: www.gazaark.org

We will accept the best offer, with $600 being the absolute minimum. Shipping costs will be extra.  Or collect from SF Bay Area.

 

 

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