Pamela Silver is an intuitive artist creating in watercolors, prints and oils. Born in South Africa in 1948, she grew up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and graduated in 1969 BA from the University of Cape Town. In 1971 she received her Teacher’s Certificate from Goldsmith’s College, University of London. She immigrated to Israel in 1973. Pamela studied at Art Students’ League, New York 1982-83 and since 1985 is a member of the Israel Society of Painters and Sculptors. She has exhibited in over 90 exhibitions worldwide including 25 solo exhibitions: Ben Uri Gallery – London Jewish Museum of Art; National Gallery of Zimbabwe; Museu Da Agua Da Epal, Lisbon, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem. Group exhibitions include the 3rd National Drawing Biennale, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem; Osaka Triennale Print; Japan, 2nd Beijing International Art Biennale, China 2005 and the Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition Beijing 2008.
Pamela’s paintings are in the collection of Tel Aviv Museum; Israel Museum; Tama Art Museum, Japan and Ben Uri Gallery – London Jewish Museum of Art.
Pamela pays tribute to Marshall
I knew Marshall from when I was very young as we lived in the same road, our parents were good friends and I was a friend of his sister Beverly.
I was always fascinated by Marshall – his love of music and the paintings he created in the room on the left as one climbed the stairs in the Baron’s beautiful home.
I once spent three weeks with the Baron’s when my parents went overseas. I was seven years old and a large part of the time I was there, I spent watching Marshall paint and looking at his art, and listening to the music he played on gramophone.
I loved Marshall and his paintings – they inspired me and remain a very important part of my memory of art.
When I came to exhibit at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare I brought in addition to my exhibition, two small paintings I had created the day before the opening as a homage to Marshall and they were sold immediately. I created them while staying at Jack Cohen in Harare who has an amazing collection of Marshall’s paintings.
I wanted to pay a tribute to Zimbabwe’s greatest painter, and my favorite artist.