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[BEN-GURION, DAVID]
Portrait by Irving Sussman in grisaille.
Rendered in airbrush on illustration board, signed (l.r.). Sheet 17 1/8 x 12 7/8 inches (43.5 x 32.5 cm). Tape from a previous mount on verso, else fine.

Sussman was an artist for the Hearst newspaper syndicate, who was especially skillful in airbrush. He specialized in images of celebrities. Ben-Gurion was one of the principal founders of the State of Israel, and its first Prime Minister.


 

[BEN-GURION, DAVID]
Portrait by Irving Sussman in grisaille.
Rendered in airbrush on illustration board, signed (l.r.). Sheet 17 1/8 x 12 7/8 inches (43.5 x 32.5 cm). Tape from a previous mount on verso, else fine.

Sussman was an artist for the Hearst newspaper syndicate, who was especially skillful in airbrush. He specialized in images of celebrities. Ben-Gurion was one of the principal founders of the State of Israel, and its first Prime Minister.

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