Follow the Sun to Israel – Illustrated Tribute to Shmuel Katz


Moran Perel Konstantin, Amit Rimon

Participating artists:

Adee Ardon, Shir Ben-David, Reut Bortz, Nurit Gross, Shmuel Katz, Aya Talshir, Michel Kichka, Amit Rimon, Itai Raveh

New Spirit’ House (Old ‘Shaare Zedek’ Hospital) Jaffa St 161

Shmuel Katz – one of Israel’s pioneers of illustration and caricature – followed the sun. He traveled throughout Israel and illustrated the country’s landscapes and people. Katz was responsible for several of Israel’s iconic cultural treasures: from “Hasamba” and “Room for Rent” to “The Wild East” and “Follow the Sun to Israel” and more. His illustrations are characterized by a light hand, humor and use of a variety of techniques. The exhibition presents works by Katz alongside works by contemporary illustrators, all of whom show their own view of Israel.

Illustration: Shmuel Katz