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Around Jewish Art
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Wabbe, Jakob Birth - Death : 17th Century Nationality : Dutch
Wabbe painted some biblical scenes during his career.
Wachenhauser, Arie Birth - Death : 1917- Nationality : Polish then Israeli
Painter. After settling in Palestine in 1938, Wachenhauser studied under Aharon Avni in Tel Aviv until 1951. He had several one-man shows from 1941 in Israel, the U.S, Australia and The Netherlands.
Wachtel, Bedrich Birth - Death : 1892-1992 Nationality : Czech
Bedrich Wachtel lived in Prague before the Second World War. Detained with his family in the ghetto of Theresienstadt he produced drawings and paintings there. In 1944, he was sent to Auschwitz and then to Buchenwald until the end of the war. Bedrich Wachtel later immigrated to Australia.
Wachtel, Wilhelm Birth - Death : Wilhelm Wachtel was born in Lwow and worked in Vienna, in Munich and in France, where he came around 1910. He moved to New York in 1942 but died shortly after his arrival there. Wilhelm Wachtel produced some Judaic portraits including that of Zionist leader Zeew Zabotynski. Nationality : Lithuanian then American
Wael, Cornelis de Birth - Death : 1592-1667 Nationality : Flemish
De Wael painted several biblical scenes during his career.
Wagner, Sandor Birth - Death : Active during the first half of the 20th Century Nationality : German
Wagner worked as a painter in Munich.
Wagner, Siegfried Birth - Death : 1874-1952 Nationality : German
Wagner studied at the Academy in Copenhagen between 1889 and 1896 and from 1897 under J.F Williamson. He notably traveled to Egypt and Spain. He produced tomb sculptures and busts during his career.
Wagner, Zacharias Birth - Death : 1680? -1733 Nationality : German
Silversmith. Wagner produced some Judaic artifacts, notably Torah shields, one being now exhibited in the New York Jewish Museum.
Wahenhauser, Arie Birth - Death : Active from the 2nd half of the 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Wahl, Kenneth Birth - Death : 1956- Nationality : American
Abstract painter. Wahl exhibited his works from 1978 in New York and in Paris. Wahl notably offered a work titled “Spinal Spray” for an auction sale held in Paris on November 28th 2002 in favour of the Appel Unifie Juif de France organisation.
Wahl, Saul Birth - Death : 19th -20th Century Nationality : Polish
Post-Impressionist painter in Poland. Wahl studied in Cracow between 1880 and 1883 and then in Munich. He notably painted a work titled “Uriel Acosta's trial” in 1894.
Walch, Fidelis Birth - Death : 1830-1915 Nationality : Rumanian
Walch produced portraits mainly.
Wald, Herman Birth - Death : 1909-? Nationality : Hungarian then South African
Wald studied in Budapest, Vienna, Paris and London and settled in 1932 in Johannesburg, where he produced a monument titled “Kria” for the Jewish Martyrs in 1946.
Walden, Herwarth Birth - Death : 1878-1941 Nationality : German
Herwarth Walden founded the art magazine “Der Sturm” and an art gallery, which organized an annual Salon from 1912, the year he showed the works of painters attached to the Blaue Reiter movement. Married to the woman-writer Else Lasker-Schuler between 1901 and 1911 he worked as an amateur painter.
Waldenbourg Birth - Death : ?-1952? Nationality : French
She worked as a painter in Paris.
Walker, Jadwiga Birth - Death : 1905-1971 Nationality : Polish
Landscape painter in Lwow.
Walkowitz, Abraham Birth - Death : 1880-1965 Nationality : American
Born in Siberia, Walkowitz came with his family to the U.S at a young age. After studying painting at the National Academy of Design in New York and at the Academie Julian in Paris between 1905 and 1907, he first worked under the influence of Edvard Munch and became one of the first painters of the American urban landscape but some months after his return in the U.S he concentrated mainly on drawing. He took part in the Armory Show exhibition in 1913 after he had his first solo show in 1908. Considered as one of the pioneers of Modernism in the U.S Walkowitz produced thousands of drawings based on Cubist and Futurist concepts but was forced to give up his activity after becoming blind in 1930. A retrospective of his works was held at the Jewish Museum in New York in 1949.
Wallach, Leo Birth - Death : Active from the last third of the 20th Century Nationality : French
Wallenstein (Valsteiner), Carol Birth - Death : 1795-1858 Nationality : Rumanian
Wallersteiner, Yehuda Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli