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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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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
Wagner, Sandor
Birth - Death : Active during the first half of the 20th Century
Nationality : German
Wagner worked as a painter in Munich.
Wahenhauser, Arie
Birth - Death : Active from the 2nd half of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
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.
Wallach, Leo
Birth - Death : Active from the last third of the 20th Century
Nationality : French
Wallersteiner, Yehuda
Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century
Nationality : Israeli
Wang, Batia
Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century
Nationality : Israeli
Ward, Alexander
Birth - Death : Active during the last third of the 20th Century
Nationality : British
Ward has been working as a painter and designer in Jerusalem.
Warzager, Ber
Birth - Death : ?-1988?
Nationality : German
Warzager painted some works depicting shtetl scenes during his career.
Wasserman (Segal), Ruth
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : German then American
Painter. Born in Germany during the reign of Hitler, Wasserman was sent by her parents to England in 1938 in order to save her life. She immigrated to the U.S after the war and then studied at the Art Institute in Chicago and at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She notably exhibited watercolors and oil works at the Spertus Museum of Judaism.
Watts Hanna
Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century
Nationality : Israeli
Weber Harry
Birth - Death : 1921-
Nationality : Austrian
Photographer. Weber immigrated to Palestine in 1938 and joined in 1942 the British Army's Jewish Brigade fighting against Marshall Rommell's troops in Egypt. He worked as a photographer in Europe after the war and produced several prints on Jewish communities.
Weber, Max
Birth - Death : 1881-1961
Nationality : Russian then American
Born into a Jewish orthodox family in Bialystok, Max Weber came to the U.S at 10. After settling in Brooklyn, he studied at the Pratt Institute and then in 1905 in Paris, where he frequented the Academie Julian. Max Weber befriended Matisse, the Douanier Rousseau and Picasso while his frequent visits to the ethnographic collections in the Trocadero and other Parisian museums extended his sensitivity to non-Western art. He also traveled to Spain, Italy and the Netherlands, countries in which he broadened his knowledge of the Old Masters. Following his return to America in January 1909, he first produced Expressionist works, largely still lifes and nudes, before turning to a form of Cubism and Futurism until 1917. Max Weber was among Matisse's first pupils in 1907, one year before he returned to the U.S, where he became a leading artist. He also contributed articles on art and colour theory to Alfred Stieglitz's pioneering journal “Camera Work” and arranged in 1910 the first one-man show of the work of Henri Rousseau at Stieglitz's 291 Gallery. Stieglitz was one of the first to recognise Max Weber's talent and in 1911 gave him his second solo exhibition. In 1914, Max Weber published his first volume of poetry titled “Cubist Poems”, which confirmed his interest in Picasso and primitive art. From 1914 to 1918 he taught art history at Clarence White's School of Photography in New York and in 1916 published “Essays on Art”, one of the few theoretical tracts produced by an American modernist. Weber's art during these years explored the sights, sounds, rhythms and intensity of the urban environment by using a combination of bold colours, intersecting planes and a kaleidoscopic array of observed and remembered fragments from the urban scene. Such paintings as “Chinese restaurant” 1915; New York, Whitney Museum
Wegner, Stefan
Birth - Death : 1901-1966
Nationality : Polish
Wegner studied art in Cracow and was affiliated with Polish avant-garde groups. He worked as an illustrator before joining the Polish Resistance movement. Arrested by the Nazis, he was interned in the ghetto of Lodz but managed to survive. He became a professor at the State Art School in Lodz after the war.
Weil, Brian
Birth - Death : 1954-
Nationality : American
One of Weil's works, a black and white photograph of the series “Hassidim” is on permanent display at the Jewish Museum in New York.
Weil, Shraga
Birth - Death : 1918-
Nationality : Czech then Israeli
Painter and sculptor. Weil studied art in Prague shortly before he was jailed during World War Two. He then immigrated to Israel, where he worked as an illustrator and painter. In 1953, Weil studied murals and graphic techniques at the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris and then concentrated on Jewish folklore executing murals and decorative works for several public buildings. He also produced copper relief pieces for the Knesset as well for the Hilton Hotel in Tel Aviv.
Weiman, Shulamit
Birth - Death : Active from the last quarter of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Weiner, Louis
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : American
Painter. Weiner was a member of the American Jewish Arts Club.
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