OIL ON BOARD STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS SIGNED BETTINA CARO 1994
Still life painting on board of tulips in a vase. Signed Bettina Caro and dated 1994 to bottom right. It is also endorsed to the rear with a note to the previous owner. It also contains a label stating ‘Tulips’ with a price tag of £785.
This artist continues to command high prices which is no surprise based on her ability which in turn has led to an impressive biography as alluded to below:
Approximate dimensions framed: W:55.5cm H:57cm D:4cm
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Painter Bettina Caro was born to a Sephardi family in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1955. She is a direct descendant of Rabbi Yosef Caro (1488-1575), author of the Shulchan Aruch; the codification of Jewish law and cites her ancestry, her upbringing in North Africa, and her family’s Sephardi traditions as the key themes in her paintings. In 1973 Caro moved to Spain to study art and architecture at the University of Madrid, then settled in London in 1981. She is a successful artist and draws heavily on her Moroccan heritage for inspiration.
Caro primarily paints landscapes of the Mediterranean and the Holy Land, but has also received major portrait commissions. In 1992 she was invited to paint a portrait of Juan Carlos I, then King of Spain, as part of the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the country’s expulsion of their Jewish population. Caro has twice won the International Jewish Artist of the Year Award (IJAYA), in 2004 and in 2006. She lives and works in London.