Mme. Gila Ballas
Associate Professor, Tel-Aviv University
Adress: 51 Bilu st., Tel Aviv 64256
tel: 972-3-6868274 (home), 0504687333
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
work: History of Art Dep., Faculty of Visual Arts, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel (retired since 1996).
1945-1947 Bezalel Art School, Jerusalem
1948-1950 Art Teachers College, Tel-Aviv, Teacher Diploma
1954-1955 Ecole du Louvre, Paris : studies in Museology
1964-1970 The Hebrew University & Tel-Aviv University :
Art History & Philosophy B.A.
1969-1970 Tel-Aviv University : Graduate studies in Philosophy
1970-1974 Université de Paris I Sorbonne : Art History Ph.D
Title of Doctoral dissertation: “Recherches sur la composition chez Paul Cézanne”
Directed by Prof. R. Jullian
Names of supervisors: Prof. B. Dorival, Prof. O. Revault- d’Allons.
1976-1987 Université de Paris IV Sorbonne : Art History Doctorat d’Etat
Title of Doctorat d’Etat dissertation: “Thème et composition chez Paul Cézanne: Les séries thématiques des Baigneurs et des Baigneuses.”
Directed by Prof. B. Dorival
Names of supervisors: Prof. R. Jullian, Prof. L. Guerry-Brion, Prof. B. Foucart.
1975 International Course on Art Education, British Council, London, Leicester, Hereford and Cardiff.
Academic and professional Experience
1950-1954 Tel-Aviv Museum, in charge of Art Education
1952-1954 Art Teachers’ College, Tel-Aviv : Art History Teacher
Music Teachers’ College, Tel-Aviv : Art History Teacher
1956-1962 ORT Technicum, Givataim : Art History Teacher
Secondary Schools, Petach-Tikva & Bnei-Brak : Art History Teacher
1962-1965 Art Institute, Bat-Yam : Art History Teacher
1952-1965 Different Journals & Periodicals : Art Critic
1965-1970 Tel-Aviv Museum : Art Education Services Curator
Since 1974 Tel-Aviv University, Art History Dep. : Lecturer
1975-2015 Tel-Aviv University, Archives of Israeli Art (Ziffer House) : founder & director
1977-1979 Institute of Technology & Education, Holon : Chairperson of Art Studies
Since 1979 Tel-Aviv University, Art History Dep. : Senior lecturer
1984-1988 Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Arts : Head of the Curriculum comity
Since 1988 Tel-Aviv University, Art History Dep. : Fellow Professor
1991-1995 Tel-Aviv University, Pluridisciplinary Program in the Arts : founder & head
Academic and Professional awards
1971-1973 French Ministry of Foreign Affairs : Study grant for Ph.D.
1971-1973 Tel Aviv University : Study grant for Ph.D
1975 Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs : International Course in England
1976, 1980 French Ministry of Foreign Affairs : Study grants for Doctorat d’Etat
1978 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem : The J.H. Hazen Award for 20th Century Literature for an essay published in Kathedra No. 7
1990 A grant of the Getty Grant Foundation for the publication of the book “Paul Cézanne – the Bathers”
1993 A grant of the Tel-Aviv university for the publication of the above mentioned book
1999 A grant of the Tel-Aviv university for the publication of the book “W. Kandinsky – The Language of Painting” (Hebrew)
Membership in professional societies
1974 La Société de l’Histoire de l’Art Français, France
1984 The Art History Society, Israel
1987 La Société Paul Cézanne, France
1996 – Colour in Modern Painting – Theory and Practice, Reshafim Publishing House, Tel Aviv (Hebrew), 267p.
1997 – La couleur dans la peinture moderne – Théorie et pratique, Adam Biro, Paris, 272 p., 2002
2002 – Idem, Translated into Korean, Kungree Press, 2002, 494 p.
2009 – Idem, 2nd edition in Hebrew, Modan Publishing House, 2009, 267p.
1998 – Social Realism (in Israeli Art) in the 1950’s, Haifa Museum (Hebrew and English)
2000 – Nata Kaplan – The artist and her work, Tel Aviv, (Hebrew and English, 220 p.)
2007 – 2nd enlarged edition on the occasion of her exhibition in the Tel Aviv Museum
2002 – Cézanne – Baigneuses et Baigneurs : thème et composition, Edition Adam Biro, Paris, 327 p.
2002– Wassily Kandinsky – The Language of Painting – On Problems of Colour and Composition, Dionon, Tel Aviv,146 p. (Hebrew)
2006 – Gila Ballas (Intr. & Ed.) Dr. Haim Gamzu: Art Critic and Museum Director, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 763 p. (Hebrew)
2010– Robert Baser, Painter and Sculptor 1908-1998, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 288 p. (Hebrew and English).
2014 – New Horizons, the Birth of Abstraction in Israeli Art, Modan Publishing House, 438 p. (enlaged 2nd edition in hebrew and English)
Books to be published
Composition in painting (Hebrew)
Selected Articles on Israeli Art (1920-1970) (Hebrew)
Gila Ballas is also the author of many articles in Hebrew, English and French.