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Dimitri Polak

Dimitri Polak


The artist Dimitri Polak was born in 1922 in a small village near Kiev, Ukraine, once part of the U.S.S.R. From an early age he spent most of his time learning painting and drawing from his father, who was also a gifted artist. After his military service in the Russian army during World War II, he completed his degree in art studies. Until 1991, he spent most of his life as a well-known artist in the USSR and Europe, taking part in many one-person and group exhibitions. In 1991, as the gates of the U.S.S.R. opened, he immigrated to Israel, where he spent the rest of his life.


Polak’s work combines a sophisticated use of color with an “Expressionist” approach to the application of pigment. The surfaces of his paintings on canvas are built-up texturally and exhibit an unusual relief quality that at once catches the eye and affects the colors that he layers (glazes). The effect is one of a shimmering light that plays throughout his warm and inviting landscapes. Collectors all over the world enjoy Polak’s works.

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