Carel Moiseiwitsch

About the Artist

Carel Moiseiwitsch is originally from Great Britain and currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia (2007).  Moiseiwitsch attended a boarding school in Great Britain but dropped out of school early.  Later, she was accepted at St. Martin’s School of Art in London where she studied art for two years. In the late 1960s, she and her family immigrated to Ottawa, Ontario and in 1972 she and her children moved to Vancouver.  Since she had no real training to fall back on, Moiseiwitsch worked at a variety of jobs in the service industry to support herself and her family.  She started  drawingDepiction of shapes and forms on a surface chiefly by means of lines. Colour and shading may be included. A major fine art technique in itself, drawing is the basis of all pictorial representation, and an early step in most art activities. Though an integral part of most painting, drawing is generally differentiated from painting by the dominance of line over mass. There are many sorts of drawing techniques, varying according to the effect the artist wants, and depending on whether the drawing is an end in itself — an independent and finished work of art -- or a preliminary to some other medium or form — although distinct from the final product, such drawings also have intrinsic artistic value. Preliminary drawings include various exercises (e.g., contour drawing, gesture drawing, figure drawing, drawing from the flat), as well as sketches and studies, cartoons and underdrawings. (Artlex.com)  in her free time and gradually developed her artistic career by designing and producing her own comic books. 

Moiseiwitsch is an illustrator and an artist who employs simplified or abstracted images in  satiricalThe use of humour as a way to ridicule the ignorance or vice of another person or group.  and often humorous drawings and paintings.  She often criticizes authority and confronts serious topics like war and peace, the stereotyping of women, homelessness, and the preservation of the environment.

Homeless

Moiseiwitsch’s often-confrontational drawings, paintings and cartoons are widely appreciated. She is published in a number of books and her graphic art can be seen internationally in many mainstream and underground publications. Moiseiwitsch also frequently travels to Palestine and consequently much of her current artwork references war and occupation


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