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List of artists of Jewish extraction who painted Jewish scenes or whose works came to reflect their attachment to their roots.
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Bacon, Yehuda
Birth - Death : 1929-
Nationality : Czech then Israeli
Painter and graphic artist. Bacon was detained at thirteen in Theresienstadt with his father. He produced works there after receiving lessons from Leo Haas, Otto Ungar and Karel Fleischmann who were detained with him. Only about 100 of the 13,000 children sent to Theresienstadt survived. In December 1943, Yehuda Bacon was transferred to Auschwitz, where his father died while he survived the Holocaust and immigrated to Palestine after the war. He then studied at the Bezalel Academy of Jerusalem before teaching there. Bacon exhibited his works in Israel, Europe and the U.S while some of his post-war drawings notably served as evidence in the trial of Adolf Eichmann.
Bagel, Moses Bahelfer called Bagel
Birth - Death : 1908-1995
Nationality : Lithuanian then French
Born in Wilno, Bagel was linked at 17 to the “Jung Wilno” group of Jewish artists. He then studied art in Munich with Klee and Kandinsky at the Bauhaus School between 1928 and 1932 before settling in 1933 in Paris, where he produced decors for the Paris Yiddish Theatre and illustrated books. During the war, Bagel sought refuge in Toulouse and produced false identity papers for the French resistance movement. Back in Paris in 1945, he worked for several Yiddish periodicals and produced a series of paintings commemorating the 100th anniversary of Sholem Aleichem's birth date.
Baharier, Daniel
Birth - Death : Active from the last third of the 20th Century
Nationality : British then Israeli
Painter. Baharier settled in Israel in 1980.
Bak, Samuel
Birth - Death : 1933-
Nationality : Lithuanian then Israeli
Born in Wilno Vilna
Bakst, Lev Smoilevitch Rosenberg called Bakst
Birth - Death : 1866-1924
Nationality : Russian
Bakst studied painting in St. Petersburg and then visited Paris before settling in Moscow, where he was first known as a painter depicting Russian popular life. He then worked in 1899 in Munich as a portrait painter. Much influenced by French modern art, he radically changed his palette and produced some aesthetic works. Bakst co-founded the “Mir Iskousstva” the Artistic World
Balas, Judy
Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century
Nationality : Israeli then American
Born in Herzlia, Judy Balas moved with her family to the U.S, where she has been working as a photographer. She notably produced scenes from the war in Israel.
Balgley, Jacob
Birth - Death : 1891-1934
Nationality : Byelorussian then French
Balgley's father was a rabbi. After studying in a yeshiva, he turned to painting small icons to earn a living and attended the school of Fine Arts of Odessa before settling in 1911 in Paris, where he later exhibited his works at the Salon d'Automne. He also studied at the School of Decorative Arts in 1920 and met Alice Kerfers, his future wife. Both then traveled to southern France, Italy and Palestine before he exhibited his works in Paris in 1924, the year he took French nationality. Balgley, who died of a heart failure in 1934, painted many works depicting Jewish scenes.
Balicki, Szymon
Birth - Death : 1912-?
Nationality : Polish then Israeli
Painter. Born in Dombrowa, Poland, Balicki escaped in 1941 from a convoy that was leading him towards a Nazi labour camp. From the end of 1941 until May 1945, he was detained in various camps, where he managed to draw scenes depicting inmates but most of these drawings were lost. Balicki immigrated in 1957 to Israel, where he produced works depicting Jewish life in Eastern Europe before and during the war.
Balint, Endre
Birth - Death : 1914-1986
Nationality : Hungarian
Balint studied painting at the School of Decorative Arts in Budapest and stayed in France several times between 1934 and 1962. He worked as a Surrealist artist under the influence of Lajos Vajda in Hungary and in Paris between 1957 and 1962 and took part in several exhibitions in France, Belgium, Holland and Hungary. He notably produced 1,200 illustrations for the Bible of Jerusalem.
Banay, Miki
Birth - Death : 1955-
Nationality : Israeli
Painter. He studied art in Florence and at the Bezalel School in Jerusalem.
Band, Debra
Birth - Death : Active from the last decade of the 20th Century
Nationality : American
She has been specialising in the creation of Ketubot marriage certificates
Bar Shay Avital
Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century
Nationality : Israeli
. This artist showed her own interpretation of the promised land as a “submerged continent” at an exhibition held in Ghent, Belgium, between January 20th and February 14th 2004.
Bar-Am, Micha
Birth - Death : 1930-
Nationality : German then Israeli
After settling in 1936 in Palestine with his family, Bar-Am fought with the Palmach during Israel's War of Independence in 1948 and 1949. He then took part in archaeological expeditions searching for scrolls in the Judean desert and worked as a photographer. He notably covered the Sinai War in 1956 and worked as an independent photojournalist from 1966. He also covered the June 1967 Six-Day War with Kornell Capa and the Yom Kippur War six years later. Bar-Am was in charge of the Photographic Dept of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art between 1977 and 1992 and had a one-man retrospective at this Museum in 1996.
Bar-Lev, H.
Birth - Death : Active from the last third of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Baradon, Doron
Birth - Death : Active during the 2nd half of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Baram, Sioma
Birth - Death : 1919-
Nationality : Rumanian then Israeli
Baram fought during World War Two in Italy where he was wounded in action. He exhibited his works in Israel, in Paris and in England. He was much inspired by Jewish traditions in his works. First influenced by Russian Constructivist artists he produced figurative paintings and then moved towards abstraction showing machines and robots in his works.
Barash Moses
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : German then American
Baratynsky Anatoly
Birth - Death : 1962-
Nationality : Russian then Israeli
Painter. Living in Jerusalem from 1991, he exhibited his works in Israel and abroad.
Bareket, Sharon
Birth - Death : Active from the last decade of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Bareket, Yael
Birth - Death : Active from the last third of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
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