Fain Maureen « The Jerusalem Artists House – בית האמנים בירושלים

Fain Maureen

Curiculum Vitae

1944 Born in Durban, South Africa.

1963 Graduated Fine Arts (Painting, Sculpture) with Honours from Natal College of Art (South Africa). Awarded three scholarships for overseas study.

1964 Studied stage design in London (Central School of Art).

1973 Graduated B.A. History of Art from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

1984 Accepted to Israel Painters and Sculptors Association.

1990 Joined staff of Israel Museum, teaching watercolour to advanced students of the Adult Art Program.

1994 Special Exhibition at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

1996 Guest of honour at “Shapes and Colours” in Piegut-en-Perigord, France: a group show of Painting, Sculpture and Enamel-work.

1998 Presented watercolour demonstration sponsored by Brauer Museum of Art, USA, as an Exhibition Event in conjunction with “Regional Art, 1849-1997”.
Presented watercolour demonstration at the Centre for Visual Arts, adjunct of the Toledo Museum of Art, USA.

1999 Guest of the City of Berlin and the German Government, Ministry of State for Women, Seniors, Youth and Family, the Senate Committee for Science, Research and Culture, and GEDOK, the National Association for Women in the Arts, who sponsored an exhibition and symposium “Seeing Art”, featuring five Israeli women artists and five German women artists.

2002 “Meeting Art – Women Artists from Israel and Germany” – reciprocal exhibition and symposium featuring five German women artists and five Israeli women artists sponsored by the City of Jerusalem, The Goethe Institute, the German Government and GEDOK, the National Association for Women in the Art.

‏2003 Included in Allemeines Kuenstlerlexikon – an international encyclopedia of arts and artists.

2006 Authored two articles: “Portrait of a Body” and “The Essence of a Face” in the British magazine “The Artist”.

Portrait painter, book illustrator. Her works are in the collection of the Israel Museum, in the Brauer Museum of Art, in the Friends of Art Poster Project, (Brauer Museum of Art), and in private collections in England, U.S.A., Canada, France, Holland, Norway, Germany, South Africa, Senegal and Israel.


Selected Solo Exhibitions1986 “Women”, Artists’ House, Jerusalem.
1987 “Faces/Phases”, Natal Society of Arts Gallery, Durban, S. Africa
1988 “Portraits and Places”, International YMCA, Jerusalem.
1991 “Watercolour Studies”, Artists’ House, Jerusalem.
1993 “Face to Face”, Nora Gallery, Jerusalem.
1994 “Translucent Reflections on the Nude”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
1996 “Israeli Impressions”, Maison France-Israel, Paris.
1997 “Water & Colour” International YMCA, Jerusalem.
1997 “Body Language” Bet Gabriel, Kinneret.
1998 “Moments of Light and Life”, 18 Artists Studio Gallery, Ind. U.S.A.
1998 “Ravages”, Jerusalem Center for the Performing Arts.
2004 “Contemplating Nudes”, Artists’ House, Jerusalem.
2004 “Denunciation”, Jerusalem Centre for the Performing Arts.
2006 “Akvarell”, Galleri Soon, Norway.
2006 “Watercolor Impressions”, Ein-Hod Gallery.
2006 “Heroic portraits”, Studio Artura, Tel Aviv.

Selected Group Exhibitions

1963 “Art, South Africa, Today”, Durban, S. Africa.
1984 Artists’ House, Jerusalem.
1986 Yad Le’banim Museum, Herzlia.
1989 Artists’ House, Tel Aviv.
1992 “Prints, Prints, Prints”, Paley Centre, Jerusalem.
1996 Natal Society of Arts Gallery, Durban, S. Africa.
1996 “Shapes and Colours”, Piegut-en-Perigord, France (guest of honor)
1997 “South African Art”, Cultural Centre, Kfar Saba.
1997 “Odyssey”, Beit Protea Art Gallery, Herzlia.
1998 “Israeli Artists” Gordon Gallery, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
1999 “Seeing Art”, Rathaus Schoeneberg, Berlin, Germany.
2000 “First person”, Congress Centre, Binyanei Ha’Uma,
Jerusalem / Beit Ha’Mehandes, Tel Aviv.
2001 “Landscape in Watercolour”, Yad Le’banim Museum, Rehovot.
2002 “Jerusalem, 9 Measures of Beauty”, Yakar Gallery, Jerusalem.
2002 “Meeting Art – Women Artists from Israel and Germany”, Artists
House, Jerusalem.
2002 “Homage to Yosef Hirsch”, Artists’ House, Tel Aviv, The Jerusalem
Center for the Performing Arts and Artists’ House, Haifa.
2003 “Juxtapositions”, Jerusalem Centre for the Performing Arts,Jerusalem.
2004 “My Jerusalem”, Bible Museum, Tel Aviv.
2006 “Song of Women”, Merkaz Habama Gallery, Ganei Tikva.
2007 “Perfection is Never Unscathed”, Givataim Theatre.