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Bertha Urdang Archives

Bertha Urdang (1912 - 2001) was an Israeli art collector and gallery owner born in England.  She was important for encouraging and fostering Israeli abstract and conceptual art, as well as for distributing and publicizing Israeli art in the United States.  She opened her first gallery, “Rina,”in Jerusalem in 1959 with a partner, Shmuel Engel.  In 1972 she opened a New York Branch of her gallery across the street from the Whitney Museum and that became her residence and show place for twenty years. 
 

Floor plan for the Nahum Tevet installation in 1979 at the Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York

Bertha Urdang’s archival material was donated to the Information Center for Israeli Art in 2014.

List of artists featured in this archive:

  • Abrams, Barbara, USA, 1948-
  • Abramson, Larry, Israeli, born South Africa, 1954
  • Aroch, Arie, Israeli, born Russia, 1908-1974
  • Batlle, Georgette, New Jersey, USA, 1942-
  • Ben Haim, Amnon (Zigi), Israeli, born Iraq 1945
  • Ben Jano, Gabi, Morocco, 1943-
  • Berg, Peter, USA, 1948-
  • Brown, Igor, Lvov, Ukraine, 1955-
  • Cohen Gan, Pinchas, Israeli, born Morocco, 1942
  • Collings, Betty, USA, 1934-
  • Doktori, Bar Kochva (Cochi), born Iraq 1940, active Israel and USA
  • Efrat, Benni (Reuven), Israeli, born Lebanon 1936
  • Eliraz, Yehoshua, Israel
  • Fine, David (1) 
  • Gershuni, Moshe, Israeli, born 1936
  • Gitlin, Michael, born South Africa, 1943, active Israel and USA
  • Gluck, Heidi, USA, 1944-
  • Gluska, Aharon, Israeli, born 1951
  • Goldstein, Gary, born USA 1950, active Israel
  • Gross, Michael, Israeli, 1920-2004
  • Hemmo, Irit, Israeli, born 1961
  • Hoffman, Moshe
  • Kaufman, Yaacov, Israeli, born Russia 1945
  • Koren, Shlomo, Israeli, born Germany, active Holland, 1932–2013
  • Krize, Yehiel, Israeli, born Poland, 1909–1968
  • Kupferman, Moshe, Israeli, born Poland, 1926–2003
  • Laury, Micha, born Israel 1946, active France and Israel
  • Lavie, Raffi, Israeli, 1937-2007
  • Lawson, George, born USA, 1951
  • Manor, Margalit, Israel
  • Marx, Gerard, born Luxemburg 1941, active Israel and USA
  • Neustein, Joshua, Israeli, born Poland 1940, active USA and Israel
  • Ninio, Moshe, Israeli, born 1953
  • Poliakine, Sharon, Israel, 1964-
  • Rita, Alima, Israel, 1932-2013
  • Rosak, Afi
  • Rosen, Kay, USA, 1948-
  • Salama Ortar, Ilana, Israeli, born Egypt 1949, active Israel, Germany and England
  • Schecter, Robert, USA, 1942-
  • Schocken, Deganit, Israel, 1947-
  • Schur, Esther, Israel, 1951-
  • Schwartz, Buky, Israeli, 1932–2009
  • Segal, Shalva, Israeli, born USA, 1953
  • Segal, Zelig, Israeli, born 1933
  • Shaw, Karen, USA, 20th century
  • Shealtiel, Eldad, Israel
  • Snir, Moran, Israel, 1965-
  • Spitzer, Serge, born Romania, active USA, 1951–2012
  • Tevet, Nahum, Israeli, born 1946
  • Ullman, Micha, Israeli, born 1939
  • Uri, Aviva, Israeli, 1922–1989
  • Walkingstick, Kay, USA, 1935-
  • Weinstein, Mira, 1948-
  • Zaritsky, Yossef, Israeli, born Ukraine, 1891–1985