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I painted this portrait of Moses this week in Israel, just outside Jerusalem at the “Oasis of Peace” retreat center. Israel is inspiring. This part of the world, the eastern Mediterranean, is the “India of the West”, in that it has produced philosophers, saints and sages for thousands of years. Walking these grounds, one is aware of an energy that is highly charged with spiritual intentions.
“Moses in Israel”
Acrylic on Linen
60 X 80 CM
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MARKUS received his formal art training at the Rhode Island School of Design, Cleveland Institute of Art, and Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. His mentors were the OP ART painter Julian Stanczak in Cleveland, and ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST Stephen Greene who painted in New York and taught in Philadelphia. What he gleaned in his own work from these two relationships was a keen colorist emphasis and an insistence on sacred content.