Alexander Gurevich: Royal Theatres, Fortune Tellers…Sewing Machines

Suggestive of old Orthodox iconography, early Netherlandish painting and a little bit of Cubism, the art of Jerusalem-based painter Alexander Gurevich ranges from the colourfully ostentatious (royal theatres, feasts) to the absolutely mundane (sewing machines, teabags). Everything – high or low, memorable or ordinary – is accorded a whimsical air that is certainly the artist’s own.Alexander Gurevich was born in 1944 in Alapaevsk, Ural (former Soviet Union). He was educated first at the Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute (LETI) (now Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University) and later at a High Art College named Muhina (now Saint Petersburg Art and Industry Academy). He migrated to Israel with his family in 1993.

Alexander Gurevich

Alexander Gurevich’s paintings are included in the collections of the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg) The Judah L. Magnes Museum (Berkeley, California), the Center of Modern Art (Osaka, Japan) and Museum Gissen (Gießen, Germany).

Featured artwork above is “Self-Portrait”.

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Images used with permission.


Machine Singer


The Tea


The Royal Theatre


Camera Obscura


The Fortune Teller


Homage to Bosch


The Fiest


Old Things