David Cohen, Studio of Art, realistic and figurative landscape, cityscape and portrait paintings in oil on canvas and wood.

Recent Work

David's recent paintings are sentimental - portraits of his father who died when David was only one year old; his wife's grandmother as a young woman in the 1920s, a painting from a recent holiday in the Czech Republic and an abstract olive tree

Czech Forest

Painting of a forest in the Czech Republic...

Olive Tree

Abstract painting of Olive Tree, oil on canvas,...

Sarah Games

Portrait of my wife’s grandmother as a...

My Late Father

My father died  at an early age, when I was...

Looking In

Looking into a room at Prague Castle, oil on...

Vegetables

Assorted vegetables. Oil on canvas,...

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David Cohen was born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1951, the son of an artist. He immigrated to Israel at the age of 9, and was brought up in Jerusalem. Today he lives near Tel Aviv with his wife and children.
He studied Art in the Bezalel School of Art in Jerusalem, Israel and in the Sir John Cass School of Art in London, England.
He specializes in figurative landscape and cityscape paintings, and in particular the enchanting scenes of Jerusalem and Safed. His work underlines the way in which the sacred interacts with the secular and the traditional with the modern. His fresh renditions of traditional well-known, sites updated to their everyday relationship with modern Israeli life, make his work relevant, current and touching.
Through his paintings, he transmits his personal feelings towards the places and times throughout his life:
From his early childhood in Morocco: and after a recent visit to Morocco, he was inspired by the exotic landscapes and interesting faces of this wonderful country, and painted a selection of works from his travels, these being expressed in the Moroccan paintings: he was inspired by the people and culture  with the sight of old men in djellabas, donkeys laden with firewood, the nomad women dressed in  traditional clothing and the big-eyed children, the picturesque old Kasbahs: clusters of rough, adobe mountain dwellings tumbling down rocky hillsides, dark, mysterious souks and the bustling street scenes of the World-heritage cities.
From the country and city in which he grew up: Israel and particularly Jerusalem: the enchanting and quaint corners, old streets and narrow alleyways of this golden city; the secular and non-secular people, the modern and ancient buildings with the unique Jerusalem stone.
Various techniques are found in the oil paintings and drawings; the rich and vivid colors, contrast of light and shadow that produce the special colors in the paintings. His paintings are mainly realistic, whilst his latest works have broad brush strokes.
These paintings will enable the landscapes of Israel to come into your home and hearts, wherever you reside.

May you enjoy browsing the website and take pleasure in viewing these paintings. If you wish to purchase any of the paintings or would like a commission painted, please contact the studio through the site.

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Recent Work

March 7, 2012 |

Vegetables

Assorted vegetables. Oil on canvas,...

March 7, 2012 |

Sabras

The Sabra fruit. Oil on canvas,...

May 2, 2011 |

Artichokes

Still life of artichokes. Oil on canvas, size: ...

March 8, 2011 |

Lettuce and Onion

Still life painting of lettuce and onion, oil on canvas, size...

March 8, 2011 |

The Crystal Seeds

I have always been very moved by the special appearance of the pomegranate. I love speculating at the beauty of...

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