Kabakov, Ilya Iossifovitch Birth - Death : 1933- Nationality : Ukrainian
Kabakov, who had grown up with an awareness of his ethnic identity though with no knowledge of Jewish religious practice and tradition, studied art in Moscow from 1945 until 1957 and obtained his diploma with illustrations for texts by Sholem Aleichem. He first worked as a children's book illustrator until 1975 and joined the “Boulevard Stretensky” group of conceptual artists. In 1987, he went to Austria and worked in Berlin in 1989 before settling in New York in 1992. Kabakov participated in many exhibitions in the Soviet Union and abroad showing his works and installations. He illustrated over 100 books during twenty years and produced works in which he instilled much humour and derision. A noted avant-garde artist in Moscow, Kabakov was much influenced by Cezanne and Abstract Expressionist artists and produced a series of monochrome works on which he glued usual objects. He then went on to create extraordinary installations relating to urban environment with the help of images and texts. Kabakov, who often condemned the Soviet system in his works and was one of the main exponents of social art in his country, is now considered as a major actor of the Western avant-garde movement.
Kacenbogen, Jakub Birth - Death : 1860-1913 Nationality : Polish
Kacenbogen studied painting at the Academy in Saint Petersburg. From 1896 he ran an art school in Lodz, which was frequented by many Jewish pupils.
Kadar, Gyorgy Birth - Death : 1912- Nationality : Hungarian
Kadar studied in Budapest and Paris and started his artistic career at the end of 1944 when he notably produced drawings relating to his detention in a Nazi concentration camp. He first produced academic paintings and then worked as a post-Cubist artist.
Kadishman, Menashe Birth - Death : 1932- Nationality : Israeli
Kadishman studied art in Tel Aviv, notably under between 1950 and 1953 under Moshe Sternschuss and Rudi Lehmann in 1954 and in London until 1960. Working mainly as a sculptor he was awarded the Sandberg Prize in 1978 and took part in many exhibitions in Israel and abroad.
Kahana, Aharon Birth - Death : 1905-1967 Nationality : German then Israeli
Kahana worked under the influence of Braque. After studying painting in Stuttgart, Berlin and Paris between 1922 and 1925 he came to Palestine along a wave of Jewish immigration in 1934 after the Nazis assumed power in Germany. Kahana's work was dominated by the Canaanite trend, conceived in the 1930s by a group of painters and sculptors in a quest to revive the affinity of the Jewish People with their country of origin and to restore roots in the Middle Eastern region generally. They looked for subject matter in the Old Testament and were inspired by the archaeological finds from the ancient lands of the East. Kahana impregnated his works with an archaic biblical mood.
Kahn, Leo Birth - Death : 1893-1983 Nationality : German then Israeli
Kahn spent some time in Paris working with Andre Derain. He settled in Palestine in 1936 and lived in the artists' colony in Safed. He notably painted still lifes and landscapes.
Kainer, Ziva Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Kaiser, Betsy Birth - Death : 20th Century? Nationality : Dutch
Betsy Kaiser painted the portraits of some Jewish people in Holland during her career.
Kaiser, Raffi Birth - Death : 1931- Nationality : Israeli
Painter. Raffi Kaiser studied at the Tel Aviv Academy between 1945 and 1948 before going to Paris, where he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1954. He then frequented the Academy in Florence until 1957. He returned to Paris in 1962 and received a private scholarship by the David G. Steven Society. In 1967, he was chosen by the Museum of Modern Art in Paris amongst the 15 best young foreign painters living in France. He had one-man shows in Paris in 1962, in Brussels in 1968 and in Tel Aviv in 1968 and 1972. Raffi Kaiser also took part in numerous group exhibitions in Paris, Bradford, London, in the U.S and in Strasbourg.
Kali, Mary Birth - Death : 1929- Nationality : American then Israeli
Kali studied painting with Jonatan Bohadana and Yehoshua Haas. She has taken part in many exhibitions in Israel, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the U.S and Australia.
Kaliski, Sarah Birth - Death : Active from the last quarter of the 20th Century Nationality : French?
Kaliski exhibited her paintings at the 1998 Paris Salon of Jewish Contemporary Artists.
Kalter, Benor Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Kamarauskas, Juozapas Birth - Death : 1874-1946 Nationality : Lithuanian
Kamarauskas started to draw at 12 and then studied at the Ivan Trutnev School of Art in Wilno Vilnius
Kanarek, Eliasz Birth - Death : 1901-1972 Nationality : Polish
Painter. Kanarek studied at the Art College in Warsaw in 1923 and belonged to the St Luke Fraternity and the “Blok” Union of Polish Artists. He settled in the U.S in 1939.
Kanchik Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Polish?
This artist painted many Jewish folk scenes during his career.
Kandel, Hedi Birth - Death : 1912- Nationality : German then Israeli
Kandel grew up in Nuremberg and studied medicine in Erlangen. She went to Paris for a while and then immigrated to Palestine in 1933 after studying drawing during evening courses in Germany. She first worked under the direction of Marcel Janco who convinced her to dedicate herself fully to art. Kandel was invited to represent Israel in two international Biennials in France and took part in many exhibitions in Israel, France, Germany, Switzerland and the U.S.
Kanegis, Dvora Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli?
Painter and printmaker.
Kanelba, (Kanelbaum) Rajmund Birth - Death : 1897-1966 Nationality : Polish
Kanelba studied painting in Warsaw from 1916 to 1919. He exhibited his works at the Salons des Independants and d'Automne in Paris, where he settled in1926. Kanelba, who returned to Poland in 1933, painted portraits, flowers and street scenes and worked under the influence of the Ecole de Paris. From the early 1950s until his death, Kanelba lived alternatively in Paris, New York and London.
Kania or Kaniuk, Ioram Birth - Death : Active during the second half of the 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Kantorowicz, Serge Birth - Death : 1942- Nationality : French
Kantorowicz studied drawing in Paris between 1958 and 1961 before frequenting the School of Beaux-Arts in Brussels in 1967. He started to exhibit his works from 1977 in France and abroad and had his first one-man exhibition in 1990 in Paris. Much influenced by Francisco Goya, this artist produced many Judaic scenes during his career.