Rishon Art Gallery, located in Fairlawn, New Jersey, is home to the largest collection of antique and modern Judaic and Israeli paintings in North America. Shop online or contact us for a private showing.

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This week we are featuring the talented artist Tully Filmus!

Filmus was an American realist painter. He was born Naftuli (Anatol) Filmus in Ataki,
Bessarabia, in 1903. In 1913, his parents Michael and Eva Filmus moved the family to
Philadelphia.

From 1924-7, he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Henry McCarter.
In 1930, he moved to New York, where he took a job with a small art agency where he became
friends with Anton Refregier and Willem de Kooning. In 1936, he joined American artists in
contributing painting to Biro-Bidjan Museum in the U.S.S.R. In 1937, he exhibited at the
American Artists Congress and joined the faculty of the American Artists School. In 1938, he
also joined the faculty of the Cooper Union School of Art. He has exhibited in the Whitney
Museum Annual and the American Artists Congress. One of his paintings was acquired by the
permanent collection of New York University. Other museums that have shown his work include
the Art Institute of Chicago, City Art Museum of St. Louis, the Brooklyn Museum, and the
Berkshire Museum
.

He and his wife Gladys owned a summer home in Becket, MA, where they became friends with
the painter Fay Kleinman. She later invited them to help launch the Becket Arts Center.

You can also view his work and many other artist online at rishonartgallery.com