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Ruth Markus

Ruth Markus, Ph.D., is a lecturer in modern art in the History of Art department at Tel Aviv University. During her thirty years of teaching she published several articles on modern art and performance and she is the author of the book Sculpting with Line and Space (Hebrew). She recently completed Sex and Gender in Giacometti’s Sculpture and is currently working on Women Artists in Israel, 1920–1970.

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Artists: Yishuv and Israel: 1920-1970

Until the 1970s women were always a minority among Israeli artists and most of them either followed the men or worked outside the leading artistic movements. Although the early twentieth-century Yishuv (the Jewish settlement in Palestine) was a pioneering society with egalitarian ideals, it was (like every society in the world) ultimately led and directed by men, and so too were the various artistic groups.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ruth Markus." (Viewed on June 4, 2020) <>.


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