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were also some non-Jewish artists who painted Judaic and Jewish scenes
or went to work in Palestine and those who exhibited in Jewish
institutions and museums as well as others who have not been identified
as being Jewish for sure.
* ? Voerman, Jan Birth - Death : 1857-1941 Nationality : Dutch
Painter of landscapes, city views and still lifes. Some of Voerman's works are on permanent display at the Jewish Museum in Amsterdam.
*? Stein, Georges Birth - Death : 1870-? Nationality : French
Stein produced paintings depicting Parisian scenes. He presumably disappeared during World War Two.
*?Cerny, Oskar Birth - Death : 1898-1943? Nationality : Hungarian
Believed to have died during World War Two, Cerny had previously studied painting in Czechoslovakia.
*?Jazwiecki, Franciszek Birth - Death : 1900-1945 or 1946 Nationality : Polish
Jazwiecki studied art in Cracow and worked there as a painter until he was arrested in 1940. Deported to Auschwitz in December 1942 and later to Gross Rosen, Sachsenhausen, Buchenwald and Halberstadt, he drew many portraits of fellow inmates in these camps. He died either in the spring of 1945 or in October 1946.
*Bachrach-Barree, Helmut Birth - Death : ? -1944? Nationality : German?
Bachrach produced drawings showing prisoners in Dachau. His works are in the collections of the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem. No biographical information regarding this artist, presumably Jewish, could be found.
*Berg, Else Birth - Death : 1877-1942 Nationality : Dutch
Else Berg painted landscapes, portraits and still lifes during her career. She died during the Second World War.
*Czyzewski, Tytus Birth - Death : 1901-1945 Nationality : Polish
Czyzewski studied painting in Cracow and visited Paris twice in 1907 and in 1912. He exhibited his works in Paris between 1923 and 1929 and also devoted himself to poetry. He belonged to the “Praesens” movement and was a co-founder in 1923 of the “Formist” group of painters inspired by Italian Futurism, German Expressionism and French Cubism. After 1925 he veered back to a more figurative form of painting.
*Dallos, Hannah Birth - Death : ?-1944? Nationality : Hungarian
Hannah Dallos taught sculpture in Budapest before the Second World War. Arrested by the Nazis, she was deported to a concentration camp, where she died.
*Hiller, Karol Birth - Death : 1891-1939 Nationality : Polish
Hiller belonged to the avant-garde movement in Poland. The Nazis murdered him shortly after the invasion of his country.
*Jirzikova, Nina Birth - Death : ?-1944? Nationality : Czech
Jirzikova produced drawings showing scenes in the women's camp of Ravensbruck. These are now on display at the Terezin Memorial. No biographical information about this artist could be found.
*Kral, Jaroslav Birth - Death : 1883-1942 Nationality : Czech
Painter. Kral died in the Nazi extermination camp of Auschwitz.
*Lantolov, Aristrach Birth - Death : 1882-1943 Nationality : Russian
Painter. Lantolov disappeared during World War Two.
*Majcher, Alojzy Birth - Death : 1907-1943 Nationality : Polish
Majcher painted some works depicting Jewish scenes in Poland. He disappeared during World War Two.
*Monjau, Franz Birth - Death : 1903-1945 Nationality : German
Monjau's maternal grandparents were Jewish. He studied art in Dusseldorf until 1926 and befriended Julo Levin before teaching art in that city. Arrested in 1933 for political reasons, Monjau was then banned from painting, exhibiting and teaching as a result of his situation as a part-Jew. He then taught art to Jewish students in Dusseldorf and worked secretly under a pseudonym before facing trouble with the Gestapo. During the war, Monjau was assigned to compulsory labour as a technical draftsman in a factory but continued his anti-Nazi underground work while his mother was deported to Theresienstadt in 1942. He then went into hiding in 1943 but was denounced and arrested. Deported to Buchenwald, he was frequently whipped by the SS and eventually perished on February 28, 1945. After the war, Mieke Monjau, his wife, dedicated herself to keeping the memories of Franz Monjau and Julo Levin alive by arranging exhibits of their works.
*Neogrady, Laszlo Antal Birth - Death : 1861-1942 Nationality : Hungarian
Neogrady studied painting in Budapest and in Munich before becoming a painter of landscapes and figures. He then taught in Budapest. This artist who disappeared during the Second World War, produced superb scenes in a neo-Impressionist style during his career.
*Puget, Ludwik Birth - Death : 1877-1942 Nationality : Polish
Painter. Puget died during World War Two.
*Richter, Josef Birth - Death : ?-1943? Nationality : German?
Josef Richter completed eighteen drawings in the Sobibor concentration camp. They were found after the war in Chelm, a village near Lublin, and eventually deposited in the Ghetto Fighters' House in Israel. Almost nothing is known about Richter's life, nationality or experiences. It is believed that he participated in the Sobibor revolt, during which he probably perished. His drawings from 1943 show deportations to Majdanek sketched on a scrap of newspaper from Lublin, notably the Krasnystaw cemetery, where Jews were executed.
*Rutkowski, Kazimierz Birth - Death : 1899-1942 Nationality : Polish
Painter. Rutkowski died during World War Two.
*Ruzamski, Marian Birth - Death : 1899-1945 Nationality : Polish
Ruzamski studied art in Cracow and in Paris before teaching architecture in Lwow. Arrested in April 1943, he was deported to Auschwitz, where he drew the portraits of fellow prisoners. Ruzamski was then transferred to Bergen-Belsen, where he died of starvation in 1945.
*Schleifer, Fritz Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : German?
Schleifer, about whom no biographical information was found, was detained in 1941 in the Gurs transit camp, southern France, where he produced drawings and watercolors, notably a scene titled “Pessah”.