Zoma Baitler (Uruguayan, 1908 – 1994)
Parador Tajes, Uruguay
Oil on canvas 32.7 x 46.5 in (83 x 118 cm)
Framed 41*59 inches (104*139 cm)
Zoma Baitler was an Uruguayan painter born in 1908. He was the youngest of six children and spent his childhood living in his hometown, a town near Kaunas in Lithuania. In addition to studying painting and drawing with the Lithuanian painter Paul Kaufman, he attended the School of Arts and Crafts in Lithuania. In 1927 he moved to Montevideo, where he settled and started painting. In 1959 he was appointed to the Uruguayan Commission of Fine Arts and between 1963 and 1964 he was a cultural attaché of the Uruguayan diplomatic mission in Israel. His works hang in the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Juan Manuel Blanes Museum of Uruguay, the National Museum of Jerusalem, the Museum of Montevideo (Minnesota), his own home (Montevideo - Uruguay), and several art museums in New York.