Saad, Sabina Birth - Death : Active from the last quarter of the 20th Century Nationality : Italian then Israeli
Saad's paintings have been rich in Jewish motives drawn from the folklore of the different communities. Born in Italy, Saad studied art in Milan.
Saadoun, Emile Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : French
Saadoun painted several portraits of rabbis during his career.
Sabella, Steve Birth - Death : Active from the last two decades of the 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Art photographer in Jerusalem.
Sabin Birth - Death : 1920- Nationality : Bulgarian then Israeli
Sabin studied painting in Sofia in 1945 and took part in several exhibitions in Bulgaria and in Europe before he immigrated in 1966 in Israel where he produced works sometimes marked by Picasso's influence.
Sack, Szabe (Sabataj) Birth - Death : 1853-? Nationality : Polish
Born in Salonika, Sack went to Poland and decorated some synagogues there.
Sadaka, Michal Birth - Death : 1959- Nationality : Israeli
Sallow, Robert Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : American
Ketubot artist, calligrapher and designer of Judaica artifacts.
Saloman, Geskel Birth - Death : 1821-1902 Nationality : Swedish
Saloman studied painting in Copenhagen under Eckersberg and Lund. He then went to Paris, where he completed his studies with Couture. He traveled to Algeria between 1860 and 1861 and exhibited at the Salon de Paris in 1861 and 1863. He then became a member of the Swedish Academy in 1871 and a painter to the Court in 1876. Saloman notably produced a painting titled “Lighting the Sabbath Candles”.
Salomon, Jeftel Birth - Death : 19th Century Nationality : Dutch
Salomon worked as a painter in Holland.
Salomon, Naphtali Birth - Death : Active from the 2nd half of the 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Salomon, Raphael Ben Birth - Death : Active circa 1300 Nationality : French
A Jewish calligrapher based in Perpignan, southwest France, he decorated many prayer books.
Salzberger, Gaby Birth - Death : Active from the last two decades of the 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Photographer. Salzberger exhibited his works in Israel from 1992
Samm (Sam), Andel Mandelbaum Birth - Death : 1924-? Nationality : Polish
Samm, who came to Paris in 1925 with his family, was arrested by the Vichy police in July 1942 and spent several years in a Nazi extermination camp. He was the son of Ephraim Mandelbaum and the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust. On his return, Samm expressed in his works the sufferings of the Jewish people before committing suicide in Paris several years later.
Sand, Mandy Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Sandal, Lee-On Shoshana Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Yugoslav then Israeli
Sandal immigrated to Palestine in 1936 and studied art in the Kibbutz Afikim. She exhibited Expressionist paintings in Israel and in several countries from 1940.
Sandberg, Herbert Birth - Death : 1908-? Nationality : German
Sandberg was born to an Orthodox Jewish family in Posen. His family moved in 1918 to Breslau and Herbert first studied to become a businessman before attending an Arts and Crafts School between 1925 and 1928. During this period, Sandberg carved wooden puppets and published illustrations for the local Breslau socialist press before moving to Berlin, where he became a member of the Communist Party. After the Nazis took power in 1933, he published flyers reading “Hitler means war” and fled to Prague the following year. Sandberg however returned to Berlin and was arrested there. A prisoner of the Nazis, he was eventually deported to Buchenwald in 1938 and was assigned to work as a stonemason. He produced art works in Buchenwald in 1944 and managed to smuggle them out of the camp. Liberated in June 1945, he returned to Berlin and notably produced woodcuts reminiscent of those by Otto Muller. Sandberg also took part occasionally in the activities of the East-Berlin Jewish community.
Savitzky, Haim Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Polish then Israeli
Savitzky studied in a yeshiva in Poland between 1936 and 1939 before studying drawing in Wilno. He immigrated in 1939 to Palestine and worked in the fields of construction and agriculture during twenty years. He then took to painting and produced works in the abstract and neo-Impressionist styles.
Sberro, Bernard Birth - Death : 1941- Nationality : French
Born in Tunis, Sberro settled in Paris in 1959 and became a self-taught artist during the early 1980s after becoming a collector of works produced by painters from the Ecole de Paris. Working as an Expressionist artist he notably offered a work titled “Shoshana and the Elders” for an auction sale held on November 28th 2002 in Paris in favour of the Appel Unifie Juif de France organisation. Sberro produced derisive spontaneous drawings and watercolors on art, society and himself by mixing words, web pages, e-mails, drawings and music. He also worked as a song composer and singer under the name of Bernard Laferaud.
Schaar or Shaar (Schwarz), Pinchas Birth - Death : 1923- Nationality : Polish
Schaar studied painting at 15 under Wladislaw Strzeminski, a pupil of Malevich. He was arrested by the Nazis during World War Two and spent several years as an inmate in concentration camps. Freed in 1945, he went to Munich and then to Paris three years later. Schaar first exhibited his paintings in Munich in 1947 and then in France from 1952, in Israel between 1957 and 1968, in New York in 1964, in Brussels and in Antwerp between 1957 and 1967 and in Buffalo. He had also a one-man exhibition in 1975 at the Jewish Museum in New York. Schaar, who settled in New York in 1975, was much influenced by the frescoes of the Doura Europos synagogue 3rd Century
Schaffer, Rolly Birth - Death : 1947- Nationality : Rumanian then Israeli
Schaffer studied painting with J. Perahim in Rumania and went to live in France with his family in 1964 before settling in Israel. He then returned to Paris, where he frequented the Academy of La Grande Chaumiere and later worked in Safed.