Theo Tobiasse, master of the Paris School, was born in 1927. His father, a Zionist who was a printer by profession, had brought the family to Jaffa from Lithuania in 1925. Because of financial difficulties, the family returned to Lithuania when Tobiasse was still very young. However, by 1931 the family had settled in Paris. Tobiasse has never forgotten his first sight of Paris, the City of Light.During the Nazi occupation of Paris, the Tobiasse family lived hidden for two years in a minuscule apartment in Paris. After the war Tobiasse worked for 15 years as a very successful advertising artist, first in Paris and then in Nice. Since 1961, Tobiasse has enjoyed incredible success as far afield as New York, Paris, Caracas and Tokyo, in all of which he has had one-man shows. Art Expo New York, the world’s largest art trade show, listed Tobiasse as one of the only Museum Quality artists represented when American Fine Art Editions exhibited his works there in 1998. He imitates no one, but has sensitively collected imagery which evolves into an art that is truly his. It is the brilliant vision of Theo Tobiasse, expressed in his work, that echoes the vocabulary of modern art.