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Sign: Nachum Gutman - Plaques of artists who lived in Tel Aviv

Ahad Ha’Am St 136, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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On the sign:
נחום גוטמן [בכתב ידו של נחום גוטמן]

[רישום של נחום גוטמן ובו מופיע הטקסט הבא:
אדם זה (והוא אני) מעסיק עצמו, לכאורה, בשתי מלאכות
אך באמת הוא עושה מה שלבו רוצה, הוה אומר: מלאכה אחת]

צייר, סופר ומאייר
חתן פרס ישראל ויקיר תל-אביב
התגורר במקום זה משנת 1932
סמל העיר תל אביב
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The sign is on a support pillar in the building where Nachum Gutman lived - painter, illustrator, sculptor and writer, born in Telenești, Moldova (1898-1980), immigrated to Israel in 1905.
One of the well-known painters in Israel and mainly associated with the city of Tel Aviv (Gutman also designed the city’s first emblem).
A mosaic work he created on the life of the city of Tel Aviv can be found on the Independence Trail of Tel Aviv Click for sign's details
In addition to his many paintings, he also illustrated children’s books, especially those he wrote himself. Among the founders of the newspaper "Davar for Children" and its permanent illustrator.
Winner of the Israel Prize for Children’s Literature (1978), the Dizengoff Prize for the Art of Painting and Sculpture (1938, 1956), and many other prizes in Israel and around the world.

This memory plaque is characterized by being different from the other signs in this category.

The following photo taken on the same day shows the location of the sign and the building Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
Nahum Gutman [In Nachum Gutman’s handwriting]

[A drawing by Nahum Gutman with the following text
This person (that is me) seems to be engaged in two crafts
But really he does what his heart wants, which is: one craft]

Painter, writer and illustrator
Israel Prize winner and Honorary Citizen of Tel Aviv
Lived there since 1932
Tel Aviv city emblem

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