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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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Haas, Jacob
Birth - Death : Active during the early 19th Century
Nationality : German?
Jacob Haas notably produced in 1820 a watercolor titled “Mizrah”.
Haas, Leo
Birth - Death : 1901-1983
Nationality : Czech
Leo Haas studied art in Opava, Moravia, between 1907 and 1919. He then went to Karlsruhe and in Berlin until 1924. Influenced by German Expressionists and Toulouse-Lautrec he worked as an illustrator in Vienna and worked in Opava between 1926 and 1938 as a painter, illustrator and stage designer. After the German invasion of Czechoslovakia he was arrested and deported to Nisko and then to Ostrava and to Theresienstadt in 1942. He was imprisoned in the Small Fortress after the Nazis accused him of smuggling abroad atrocity propaganda. Deported to Auschwitz, he was eventually transferred to Sachsenhausen, where he produced drawings on that camp. Evacuated in February 1945 to Mathausen, he was then moved to Ebensee, where he was freed by advancing American troops in May 1945. Leo Haas then returned to Czechoslovakia, where he raised and adopted Bedrich Fritta's son Tommy and retrieved over 400 drawings he had hidden in replastered walls in Theresienstadt. These were given to the Terezin Memorial and the State Jewish Museum in Prague. Leo Haas exhibited his works in France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Israel, China and in the U.S. He settled in 1955 in East Berlin, where he taught art
Hababou, Danielle
Birth - Death : 1947-
Nationality : French
Painter. Born in Tunisia, Hababou took part in several exhibitions in France, notably at the Jewish Museum in Paris in 1984. Inspired by biblical themes she painted naive works.
Haddad or Hadad, Abraham
Birth - Death : 1937-
Nationality : Iraqi then Israeli
Painter and printmaker. Born in Baghdad, Haddad came with his family to Israel in 1951. He studied painting in Tel Aviv and then frequented the School of Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he settled in 1965 before taking part in many exhibitions there as well as in Tel Aviv. He first worked as an abstract artist before veering to figurative painting creating works filled with a particular atmosphere. This artist once said he liked depicting daily life and defining a presence through human figures with curved forms. He also produced engravings and drawings. Many of his works are on display at the Museum of Haifa and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Hagalili, Yossef Abu
Birth - Death : Active during the first half of the 20th Century
Nationality : Polish
He produced engravings notably for the Yiddish intellectual and artistic newspaper “Albatros” published in Warsaw between 1922 and 1923.
Haim, Jacob
Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century
Nationality : Israeli
Hakohen, Iccak
Birth - Death : Active during the first half of the 18th Century
Nationality : Polish
Hakohen completed the decorations of the synagogue of Gwozdzec, in Poland, which had been carried out from 1652 by Izaak Ber and his son.
Halavani, Victor
Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century
Nationality : Israeli
Halevi, Aharon
Birth - Death : First half 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Halfon-Rechtman, Judith
Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century
Nationality : Israeli
Halicka, Alicja
Birth - Death : 1895-1975
Nationality : Polish
Halicka studied painting under J. Pankiewicz in Cracow. She then went to Munich and settled in 1912 in Paris, where she attended the Academie Ranson and met Louis Marcoussis whom she married the following year. She worked as a Cubist painter until 1921, the year she came back to Poland, and turned to figurative painting producing post-Impressionist oils. She notably depicted the Jewish area in Cracow and illustrated Zangwill's book “Children of the Ghetto”. Halicka notably exhibited her works at the Georges Petit gallery in 1931 and visited New York three times between 1935 and 1937. She sought refuge in central France during World War Two, while her husband died near Vichy in 1941. Back in Paris in 1945, she resumed work and exhibited her paintings in several countries.
Halimi, Simon Richard
Birth - Death : 1943-
Nationality : French
Born in Tunisia, Halimi settled in Paris in 1962 before becoming a self-taught artist. He has been producing works notably based on memory and somewhere linked with Judaism.
Halpern, Elchanan
Birth - Death : Active from the 2nd half of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Halpert, Samuel
Birth - Death : 1884-1930
Nationality : Russian then American
Born in Bialystok, Halpert immigrated with his family to New York City in 1889. His father's preoccupation with religious devotion necessitated that Halpert sell Jewish newspapers and candy after school to help support the family. He then met Jacob Epstein who gave him his first instruction in drawing and studied at the Educational Alliance from around 1898 to 1902 when he left for France, where he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Halpert painted numerous Paris scenes and views, in a style reflecting the influence of Impressionism, Cezanne and the Fauves. Halpert exhibited from 1905 through 1911 at the Salon d'Automne and returned in 1912 to New York, where he had his first one-man show at the Daniel Gallery a year later. Halpert returned to Europe in 1915 and visited France, Spain, Portugal and London. After becoming vice president and director of the Society of Independent Artists, Halpert headed the painting department at the School of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts.
Halter, Ardyn
Birth - Death : Active from the last third of the 20th Century
Nationality : British then Israeli
Ardyn Halter has been producing Ketubot Jewish marriage certificates
Halter, Clara
Birth - Death : Active from 1980
Nationality : French
Clara Halter has been producing calligraphic works mainly. Married to Marek Halter she took part in many major exhibitions in Paris.
Halter, Marek
Birth - Death : Active from 1970
Nationality : German
Marek Halter, better known as a writer much involved in politics, has produced paintings and drawings, notably landscapes of Safed.
Halvani, V.
Birth - Death : Active from the last third of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Hansen, Immanuel
Birth - Death : 1859-1940
Nationality : Palestinian Jew
This artist painted Jewish scenes during his career.
Hantkan, Daniel
Birth - Death : 1959-
Nationality : Belgian then Israeli
Hantkan started a career as a diamond cutter and then became an art director in the field of advertising around 1990. Living in Israel from 1995, Hantkan has been producing comic strips since then.
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