This beautiful double sided gold pendant necklace from the Itzchak Tarkay collection titled”Woman in Hat”.
This medallion bears an original Tarkay subject on the front of it.
The obverse side is signed by Tarkay in the casting.
A beautiful fluid design. Gold Vermeil over Bronze.
Pendant measures 1-1/8″ Diameter. Comes on a black silk cord that measures 24″.
Comes brand new, in jewelry gift box. This piece retails at fine galleries for $200 and up.
Born on the Yugoslav-Hungarian border in the city of Subotica in 1935, Itzchak Tarkay was an artist with a remarkable history. In 1944, Tarkay was deported to the Nazi concentration camp Mauthausen-Gusen in Austria. Luckily, the Allied liberation of the camps in 1945 came in time for Tarkay to emerge alive, and in 1949 his family emigrated to Israel.
In 1951, Tarkay’s formidable artistic skill earned him a scholarship to the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem, but he was forced to leave the school after one year due to his family’s financial difficulties and his obligation to serve in the Israeli army. After his service, Tarkay moved to Tel Aviv and enrolled in the Avni Institute of Art, graduating in 1956. From that time, he gathered quite a following through his numerous exhibitions in Israel and abroad, notably the International Art Expo in New York City (1986, 1987). His paintings can be found in public, private, and corporate collections around the world.