Hanna Eshel: Works on Paper (1965-1969)

Patrick Parrish Gallery is thrilled to unveil the vibrant collection of works on paper by the prolific Hanna Eshel. Born in Jerusalem in 1926, Eshel studied at the Bezalel School of Art and later relocated to France in 1952, where she completed her advanced studies in painting and fresco at L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière and L’École des Beaux-Arts.

Eshel spent over 20 years in Europe experimenting with a wide array of mediums, from creating dynamic collages with burlap to crafting marvelous marble sculptures during her 6-year stay in Carrara, Italy. Through her meticulous wielding of textural breaks, sturdy primordial forms, and feminist imagery, Eshel’s work evokes an unencumbered tactility and truly timeless quality that is just spectacular.

In 1978, Eshel moved from Paris to New York with her entire body of work and spent the next 30 years quietly working on her art, staying largely out of the spotlight due to her dissatisfaction with the New York art scene. Patrick Parrish, who now represents her estate, was introduced to Eshel in 2012 and was amazed to find a complete, virtually untouched body of work in her studio, with hundreds of paintings and works on paper in their original shipping boxes from her journey from Paris to New York.

Running from February 24th - March 31st, our exhibition aims to shed a much-deserved light on the fantastic works on paper Eshel produced from 1965 - 1969; With their vivacious colors and incredibly maintained condition, this is one you won’t want to miss!

G5 A1064
G5 A1028c
G5 A1058
G5 A1136
G5 A1164 copy
G5 A1158 copy