Israel 1916 - 1999 Wishlist
After studying at the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris, Zahara Schatz rose to great prominence in Israel and overseas. She exhibited and won prestigious prizes in the U.S. and Europe, including at the Milan Triennale and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, where she was recognized for a 1951 lamp design. The lamp by Heifetz Manufacturing Company, U.S., features a metal conical shade that projects light upward onto a metal disk for deflected illumination. It is one of a number of examples of her work that followed her father's dualism: the pursuit of both fine art and crafts (or design). The base of another more craft-oriented lamp is a sculptural form of a winding snake-like brass tube and bent PMMA with imbedded metal minutiae. Zaraha Schatz lived between Israel, New York and Northern California where she was part of the "Big Sur Crowd" that included San Francisco sculpter Benny Bufano, author Henry Miller, and her brother, painter Lilik Schatz.