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Around Jewish Art
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M. S. Birth - Death : 19th Century Nationality : Polish
This unidentified artist painted some works depicting Jewish scenes in Poland.
M., Karen Birth - Death : 20th - 21st Century Nationality : French
Sculptor. Karen M. notably offered a bronze piece for an auction sale held on November 28th 2002 in Paris in favour of the Appel Unifie Juif de France organisation.
M.E.C. Birth - Death : Active during the second half of the 19th Century Nationality : British
Watercolors produced around 1856 in Palestine were only signed with the initials of this unknown artist.
Mabull Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : German?
Using the name of Mabull, this unknown woman artist produced works depicting life in the Gurs women's camp in 1940. It is believed that Mabull was an alias used by Lou Albert-Lasard, a German Jewish artist.
Maccio, Demostene Birth - Death : 1824-1910 Nationality : Italian
Maccio painted some biblical scenes during his career.
Macco, Georg Birth - Death : 1863-1933 Nationality : German
Macco painted views of Jerusalem.
Mach, Yona Birth - Death : 1915- Nationality : German then Israeli
Painter. Yona Mach settled in Palestine and studied painting under J. Steinhardt.
Mackowicz, T. Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Polish
Mackowicz produced some paintings depicting Jewish scenes in Poland.
Maderno, Stefano Birth - Death : 1576-1636 Nationality : Italian
Sculptor. Maderno produced some biblical-related pieces during his career.
Madeyski, Antoni Birth - Death : 1862-1939 Nationality : Polish
Madeysk produced some sculptures representing Polish Jews.
Maella, Mariano Salvador de Birth - Death : 1739-1819 Nationality : Spanish
Maella painted some biblical scenes during his career.
Maes, Nicolaes Birth - Death : 1632 or 1634-1693 Nationality : Dutch
Maes painted some biblical scenes during his career.
Mafai, Mario Birth - Death : 1902-1965 Nationality : Italian
Mafai, who married the Jewish artist Antonietta Raphael in Rome, studied painting in that city and visited Paris, where he discovered the works of Modigliani, Chagall, Soutine, Kisling and Pascin. Inspired by the Surrealist works of Scipione, he became one of the main representatives of what was called the “Roman” School founded in 1928 in reaction against the Novecento movement. He painted somewhat Surrealist works until 1940 and then adopted a more formal Expressionist style during the Second World War, before veering towards a form of metaphysical painting. Mafai showed still lifes, nudes, city views and landscapes in many exhibitions in Italy.
Mafai, Raphael Antonietta Birth - Death : 1895-1975 Nationality : Lithuanian
Daughter of a rabbi, Antonietta Raphael was born in Kowno and studied music and sculpture in London from 1905. She went in 1924 to Paris, where she befriended Soutine, Chagall, Pascin and Kisling and pursued her studies in Rome a year later. She then married the painter Mario Mafai and founded with him the Roman School in Via Cavour. Much influenced by her Jewish roots, she painted views, still lifes and figures under the influence of Modigliani, Chagall and Soutine.
Maffei, Francesco Birth - Death : 1600 or 1620-1660 Nationality : Italian
Maffei painted some biblical scenes during his career.
Magal, Ben-Zion Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Magal, Chaya Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Magen, Analia Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Maggiotto, Domenico Birth - Death : 1713-1794 Nationality : Italian
Maggiotto painted some biblical scenes during his career.
Magid, Shayna Birth - Death : 20th -21st Century Nationality : American
Ketubot artist and calligrapher.