Original Works

Blue Mountain and a White Sky 1558

36’’ x 60’’

October Light 1311

38’’ x 80’’

Summer Suite 9325-A

34’’ x 44’’

Sunday Afternoon 1814

50’’ x 80’’

Terra Rossa 1816

80’’ x 100’’

To Olympia 1019

20’’ x 80’’

Flowers on a Winter Day 1821

38’’ x 30’’

Flowers 278-A

44’’ x 34’’

Spring Flowers 1811

38’’ x 30’’

Spring Flowers 1815

38’’ x 30’’

Self-Portrait 1805-w

16’’ x 13’’

A Children’s Game 1739-w

14’’ x 12’’

Last Day of Picasso 1633-w

16’’ x 13’’

Red Eye 1479-w

14’’ x 12’’

Window 1404

38’’ x 30’’


Bouquet Joyeux

32 1/2’’ x 24 1/8’’, Ed. 180

Bouquet pour Grace

32 1/2’’ x 24 1/8’’, Ed. 180

Bouquet with Yellow Flower

18’’ x 14’’, Ed. 65

Spring Mountain

20 1/2’’ x 30’’, Ed. 35 AP

Two Trees in Space 1379

40’’ x 30’’

Trees on the Horizon 1377

40’’ x 30’’


Yehouda Chaki was born in Athens in 1938, lived in Tel Aviv from 1945 until 1960, and then emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1962 where he continues to live and work. Chaki was educated both in Tel Aviv and at the École des Beaux Arts, Paris. He began exhibiting in group exhibitions in 1959, and solo exhibitions in 1962. From 1967 until 1989, Chaki was head of Painting and Drawing, Department of Fine Arts, at the Saidye Bronfman Centre. Presently, he still acts as an artistic advisor for the centre.

The essence of Chaki’s work has been described as a collision of the outside world with the artist’s innermost visceral perceptions. His most recent work: landscapes and still-lives, are created by selecting and assembling commonly known elements of nature so as to present us with a newly ordered vision of the world. Although no element in his artworks can be traced to actual places and plants, he presents us with a believable reality yet entirely of his own making. The essence of the painting is to be found in its execution. Shapes are defined by forceful lines or clashes of colour, distance is conveyed by subtle shadings contrasting with brutal overlaps, light and mood proceed from chromatic interplays laced with telling brushwork.

Emotion and reason coexist and complement each other in these works; reason being the product of Chaki’s extraordinary drawing skill, emotion guiding his sense of colour. When read in depth, a landscape done by Chaki leaves us with substantial intellectual pleasure and vast emotional enrichment.

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