rijksmuseum acquisition

June 2019

a painter of three continents

Suzanne Perlman

Saatchi Gallery, London

26th June - 1st July 2019

Catching the ephemeral

Suzanne Perlman

Dutch Centre, City of London

12th May - 21st October 2018

Tzedakah per Venezia

Suzanne Perlman

Andrea Tardini Gallery, Venice

30th June - 16th August 2017

Painting london

Suzanne Perlman

Ben Uri Gallery, London

30th April - 16th May 2014

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The Hebrew word 'Tzedakah' indicates the obligation to do what is right and just, two fundamental elements of spiritual life. Tzedakah thus represents a gift, given by Venice to an artist who has grasped the city’s inner beauty; a gift that Suzanne Perlman returns, by bringing her works back to the city and putting them at the centre of a fundraising project. Proceeds from the exhibition have gone towards the reconstruction of three antique synagogues in the Jewish Ghetto in Venice.

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Perlman’s depictions of London are entirely her own. Hers is a varied city, part Arcadia, part metropolis, part fantasy and part documentary. Her subjects include summer revels and autumn blooms in London’s parks; traffic-laden busy thoroughfares; Covent Garden nightlife; booksellers on a glowing Southbank, and architectural vistas of the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and St. Paul’s.

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The visionary expressionist work of Suzanne Perlman (b. 1922, Budapest) is celebrated in
this exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. The exhibition traces the trajectory of Perlman’s 80-
year career across three continents and reveals the experimentation, scope, and impact of
her impressive oeuvre. At the age of 96, she is now receiving the recognition she has long
deserved and has recently had a painting acquired by the Rijks Museum and received a
Financial Times Critic’s Choice for her 2018 exhibition at the Dutch Centre in London.

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The exhibition title CATCHING THE EPHEMERAL refers to Perlman’s express aim to capture the ‘fleeting moment of insight’ in her work. A feature that she feels is the ‘intrinsic quality’ of a work of art. She refers to her time working with Oskar Kokoschka: "The very first impression of a vision is crucial to retain.”  She remembers Kokoschka saying.  “This cannot be taught, but you (Suzanne) can do it.”  

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The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, have a acquired a work of Suzanne Perlman for their permanent collection.

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