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Tzfat Galilee Arts


Gallery Display of Chaim Nahor's Prints in a native setting


Tzfat Galilee Arts

Featured Artists:
Naima Rauam - New York - Prints Moser - New York via Austria - Paint Yehudas Yelon - Israel - Prints Chaim Nahor - Israel - Prints Jason Miller Areaware - Brooklyn - Plates Shalom Moskowitz - Israel - Prints
Idit Aharon - Israel - Paint Marc Chagall - Russia, France, NY, Israel - Prints Ruth Schloss - Israel - Prints Morris Katz New York - Paint Wassily Kandinsky Russia, France - Paint Bjørn Wiinblad - Denmark - Plates
JDW - Brooklyn Sherry Israeloff - Brooklyn - Tapastry Kit Haper - New York - Print JD Hill - New York - Prints Ruben Safir - Brooklyn - Photography Bebe Federmann - New York - Pottery
Daniel Flatauer - Israel - Pottery Harry Daniels - New York - Print Taliah Lempert - Brooklyn - Prints Betty Schnall - Drumheller Alberta - Water color Howard Chaykin - New York - Illustration Judy Guglielmo - Platsburg, NY - Watercolor
Wayne Sherrard - Alberta - Water Color Sue Coleman - British Columbia - Print

Idit Aharon

Idit Aharon is probably the premire artist working now in Tzfat, although there is probably many who would argue the point. He talent in working with pastile colors, on beautiful and original designs makes her stand out from nearly anyone else in Israel. In addition, she has been a true work horse for over a decade, producing thosuands of individual works in mixed media, and selling much of it for the tourist trade. But she is not just a souvineer craftsman. Her work is world class and our galery has many of her works, with more coming. Additionally, we work with Idit to produce literature and comericial products with her images.

Idit Aharon of Tzfat coloring book of Jewish Mystism

We are very happy to announce out first collaborative effort with Idit. Her coloring book for adults and children has been released and is available on the secure website of LULU: Idit Aharon of Tzfat: Coloring Book of Jewish Mystism Hopefully soon it will be in general distribution on most online bookstores. This is only the first of what I think will be many comerical project that use licensed and authorized Idit Aharon copyrighted works of art.

We have a permanet collection of Idit's work on display and I head out to Tzfat twice a year picking up more of her great works.

[Idit's works from prior to 2022 on display at her galery in Tfat]
[Idit's Online Shopping Cart]
[Idit at Zissil]

Small masterpiece "Fish Iconography" the pastel colors in this peice are stunning as Idit recaptures the fish iconography of other sects :)
This is a small work, produced in Idit's tfat studio is about 2 feet square in a frame and is available to view andfor sale in Brooklyn.

What separates Idit from many other artists of today is the exquisite use of tonal colors. Here they are on display with a nearly glowing representation in the body of the fish, divided into sections of color and line to produce an illusion of movement. Less obvious is a washed tones in the body of water which compliments the image, giving it unity. One can buy into the fantasy of these magic fish as layers of color give this work deeper meaning, and almost an animated feeling

Another small masterpeice only available in Brooklyn. This flower design exuding in color that burst from the pastel backdrop to vibrant splashed of pinks and turqouis. The colors from from blue on the outside to hot reds in the center, giving this gem extraordinary movement
for the first time, many of Idit's designs and canvases have been adapted for a new line of products which can add Idit's positive artwork to your everyday living space.
Idit Aharon's Hamsa Window Decal
Idit Aharon's Hamsa Window Decal
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon's Hamsa Window Decal
Idit Aharon's Hamsa Window Decal
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon's Wonder Lively Bird's Decal - Tzfat
Idit Aharon's Wonder Lively Bird's Decal - Tzfat
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Arahon's Tree of Life Luggage and Travel Bag
Idit Arahon's Tree of Life Luggage and Travel Bag
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon's Tzfat Original Backpack Design
Idit Aharon's Tzfat Original Backpack Design
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Hamsa Kabalah Watch
Hamsa Kabalah Watch
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Hamsa Kabalah Watch
Hamsa Kabalah Watch
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon's Tree of Life Line Art Watch
Idit Aharon's Tree of Life Line Art Watch
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon's Tzfat Archway in Mystic Soup Cups
Idit Aharon's Tzfat Archway in Mystic Soup Cups
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon of Tzfat - Original Art Two-Tone Coffee Mug
Idit Aharon of Tzfat - Original Art Two-Tone Coffee Mug
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon Tzfat Mystic Town Mug
Idit Aharon Tzfat Mystic Town Mug
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Hamsa Coffee Mugs - Idit Aharon
Hamsa Coffee Mugs - Idit Aharon
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Mystical Fish Mugs
Mystical Fish Mugs
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Fish Clock - Idit Aharon
Fish Clock - Idit Aharon
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Mystic City on the Hill - Idit Aharon of Tzfat Two-Tone Coffee Mug
Mystic City on the Hill - Idit Aharon of Tzfat Two-Tone Coffee Mug
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon's Roses from Tzfat Coffee Cup
Idit Aharon's Roses from Tzfat Coffee Cup
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Lively Birds by Idit Aharon Two-Tone Coffee Mug
Lively Birds by Idit Aharon Two-Tone Coffee Mug
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon Tzfat Tee Shirt
Idit Aharon Tzfat Tee Shirt
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Hamsa in Purple by Idit Aharon of Tzfat T-Shirt
Hamsa in Purple by Idit Aharon of Tzfat T-Shirt
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon Tzfat Designer Sweatshirt
Idit Aharon Tzfat Designer Sweatshirt
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon Tzfat Vibrant Birds Latte Mug
Idit Aharon Tzfat Designer Sweatshirt
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Mnt Hermon and the Tree of Life - Idit Aharon Two-Tone Coffee Mug
Mnt Hermon and the Tree of Life - Idit Aharon Two-Tone Coffee Mug
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon - Golden Mother and Daughter T-Shirt
Idit Aharon - Golden Mother and Daughter T-Shirt
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon's Golden Women T-Shirt
Idit Aharon's Golden Women T-Shirt
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Tree of Life - Idit Aharon Baby Bodysuit
Tree of Life - Idit Aharon Baby Bodysuit
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon's of Tzfat Hamsa and Tree of Life Baby Blanket
Idit Aharon's of Tzfat Hamsa and Tree of Life Baby Blanket
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon Playing Cards - Bird
Idit Aharon Playing Cards - Bird
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon Tzfat Playing Cards
Idit Aharon Tzfat Playing Cards
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharo's Mystic Chamas Playing Cards
Idit Aharo's Mystic Chamas Playing Cards
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Tzfat Mystical Stickers
Tzfat Mystical Stickers
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon Designer Tote
Idit Aharon Designer Tote
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon Tzfat - Mystic Town Puzzle
Idit Aharon Tzfat - Mystic Town Puzzle
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon's Mystic Jewish Holy City Card
Idit Aharon's Mystic Jewish Holy City Card
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Mystic Rooster Metal Print
Mystic Rooster Metal Print
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon Rooster Designer Denim Jacket
Idit Aharon Rooster Designer Denim Jacket
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Hamsa Denim Jacket by Idit Aharon
Hamsa Denim Jacket by Idit Aharon
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon's Mystic Birds of Tzfat Denim Jacket
Idit Aharon's Mystic Birds of Tzfat Denim Jacket
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon's Mystic Birds of Tzfat Denim Jacket
Idit Aharon's Mystic Birds of Tzfat Denim Jacket
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon's Mystic Birds of Tzfat Denim Jacket
Idit Aharon's Mystic Birds of Tzfat Denim Jacket
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon's Designer Denim Jacket - Tree of Life
Idit Aharon's Designer Denim Jacket - Tree of Life
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon Tree of Life Denim Jacket
Idit Aharon Tree of Life Denim Jacket
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Tree of Life - Idit Aharon - Denim Jacket
Tree of Life - Idit Aharon - Denim Jacket
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon Floral Postcard from Tzfat
Idit Aharon Floral Postcard from Tzfat
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon Floral Greeting Card from Tzfat
Idit Aharon Floral Greeting Card from Tzfat
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Throw Pillow
Throw Pillow
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
Idit Aharon of Tzfat Mystic Town Clock
Idit Aharon of Tzfat Mystic Town Clock
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts
JanSport Cross Town Backpack Backpack, Black
JanSport Cross Town Backpack Backpack, Black
by Tzfat_Galilee_Arts

Chaim Nahor - Tzfat Water Colorist and Landscape Artist Extraordinaire. Associate and Close Collaborator with Tzfat artists Aharon Avni, Steinhardt and Edward Matuschak.

Like many of my favorite Tzfat artists, Nahor was self-taught. He was Polish born in 1914, and when an infant his the family moved to Germany. They escaped Europe and to Israel in 1934, settling in Tel Aviv. He married a young women named Aliza and worked as a graphic designer until about 1947 when he left for Jerusalem.

He divorced Aliza and married a women his wife Ruth. This marriage took, and the couple lived for many years between Haifa and Tzfat. They traveled often to the US Following his exhibitions.
He died in 1993.

He studied Prof. Orseolo from the Fine Arts Academy of Ravenna, Italy.

Important Works Include



RUST: A Study in Orange and Brown

Rust, a Nahor study in Orange is one of the true masterpiece that this expert in color produced. This example is a low numbered lithograph print, produced by the masters hand. His expertise in printing technique is displayed in this remarkable work as the page has extraordinary texture that jumps off the paper and seems to change the appearance of the composition with a change in viewers angle.

This is a large work of art, with a main compositional space 28 inches across and 19 inches heigh. In its exquisite frame is nearly 38x29 inches, commanding the space about it, but gently fitting into a room.

Working largely in abstraction, the suggestion of pine and mountains, stone and moss, reaches through this composition as a brook seems to flow through the center of the image and the suggestion of the old women of the forest, arm extended in the act of painting, seems to be suggested in the upper right.

Detail of Rust Composition Detail of Rust Composition Detail of Rust Composition
Finally, the entire composition is surrounded in a haze of orange, lifting the composition into a heavenly plain with colors that themselves are suggest by summer evenings in the city of Tzfat, who's evenings often hint of this color:

The mountain view from Tzfat at sunset


Blue Cliffs in the distance

This remarkable piece dramatically illustrates the fading silhouette of far away cliffs with the use of line drawing and color. With paint, this can be readily done with brush strokes and mixing. But this print, dated from 1980, and quite popular at the time, creates this affect by using a pale blue background and a blue dominated figures. This is one of my favorite prints, and the glass it is behind is very reflective, something I hope to change before the sale of this wonderful work.

The contrasting colors of the branch that sits in front of the view of the patron adds greatly to the illusion of distance, and the contrasting color further causes the eyes to focus up front. The limits of the human eye then push the background cliffs off the part of the eye with the sharpest imaging, and induces a lack of focus where there actually isn't any. This is an extraordinary understanding of human vision, particularly for an artist who had never formally been schooled.

The image itself has contrasting swooping lines and the branches gently kiss the bottom corner of the cliff face, focusing the eyes on this action point. The pastel colors of the composition release emotional stress and suggests an early morning atmosphere, and the choice use of line further focuses the eye on the front of the image. There is more than a hint of Oriental influence on the overall design, almost as one might expect from the scrolls of the Imperial Chinese collection now housed in Taiwan.

Detail of The Blue Cliffs Detail of The Blue Cliffs
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I suspect that there might be some fading of this print, although the colors are so perfect this might not be the case. It is interesting, though, to adjust the colors slightly in the GIMP and see what we get
Detail of The Blue Cliffs - Adjusted Detail of The Blue Cliffs - Adjusted

Aquatic Elements in Greenery

Aquatic Elements in Greenery

Detail of Aquatic Elements in Greenery

This brown and earth toned work, like Van Gogh's experimental abstractions of the forest understudy , breaks the familiar almost into total abstraction, where the sense of gravity is suspended and even the sense of direction, that is up and down, seems a bit confused. The impression is nearly like being underwater, hence the name given to this piece, like in the kelp forest off of California. The impression of a kelp forest is not likely to be on purpose, but the great thing about great art is that it defies even the meaning that its creator intended, and stretches out tentacles into the world, allowing the viewer to interact freely with the art.

The colors of this composition are fabulous and like many of the Nahor prints, are hard to get right with photography. The deep cobalt wraps itself into the rich greens and brown, with red highlight in such a way as to tie this composition into a whole body of work, even though these seem to be unlikely colors to be blended together. Detail of Aquatic Elements in Greenery


Mountain Lake

Chaim Nahor - Mountain Lake

This wonderful landscape allows your mind to fill with the coolness of the distant water, and clear atmosphere in this engrossing composition that invokes thoughts of summers camp and endless fall afternoons. The simplified shapes and planar design draws you in from the distance, but still frames the entire image away from you. It gives you a feeling as if you are a tourist and traveler hiking to a far destination of unspoiled wilderness. The touch of white causes glimmer and reflection of the afternoon light. This implies a sophistication in technique in that Nahor is using the cream colored paper as a neutral background which he adds and subtracts from to create is dimensionality.


Much of his work can be found at the General Exhibition in Tzfat... if I haven't gotten there first.

He is also listed in the Israeli Museum database and they have done shows of his work, including a one man show in 1966.