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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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Zack, Lev Leon
Birth - Death : 1892-1980
Nationality : Russian then French
Zack first studied literature at the University in Moscow and frequented private art schools. After hesitating between poetry and painting, he married Nadia Braudo in 1917. Zack settled in France with his family in 1920, after stays in Rome, Florence and Berlin. He had previously worked as a theatre decorator in Russia and in Berlin. Zack, who also painted biblical scenes, met Larionov and Picasso in Paris at a time when he still was a figurative painter. He then joined in 1930 the Neo-Humanist group, which included Hosiasson, Christian Berard, Eugene Berman and Pavel Tchelitchev and exhibited his works with that group a year later at the Galerie Manteau in Brussels. Zack also worked for the Ballets of Monte Carlo and illustrated many books. In 1940, he sought refuge in Arcachon and Villefranche-sur-Mer and then in Grenoble. Back in the French capital in 1945, Zack, who had turned his back to Judaism to become a staunch Catholic believer, started to produce abstract works and devoted himself to sacred art in 1955.
Zadikova-Lohsing, Hilda
Birth - Death : 1890-1974
Nationality : Czech
Zadikova worked as an illustrator in Prague. Detained in the ghetto of Theresienstadt in May 1942 with her a husband Arnold, who was a sculptor, she was assigned to work in the “Lautscher” studio. She survived the war and settled in Israel and then in the U.S.
Zagayski, Zwi
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : Polish then German
Zah'avi, Reuven
Birth - Death : Active from the last quarter of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Born in Algeria, Zah'avi settled in Israel, where he worked as a painter.
Zahavit, J.
Birth - Death : 1900-?
Nationality : Polish then Israeli
Painter and graphic artist. Zahavit was born in Lodz and later settled in Israel. She took drawing lessons in Berlin and went to South America in 1954 and then to Paris three years later. She was much inspired by biblical themes.
Zajdensztadt (Zaidensztadt) Samuel
Birth - Death : 1903-1990
Nationality : Polish then Israeli
Born in Nowogrod (Poland, Lomza district), Samuel Zajdensztadt was the son of a “melamed” (teacher of Hebrew language and religion).   After he started to paint at a young age, he went on to leave Poland at 18 and stayed in the Soviet Union until the end of WW2.   From 1946 to 1948 he lived in Italy where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan.  He then moved to Paris in 1948 before emigrating to Israel.  In January 1950 he participated in an exhibition of new immigrant painters held by the “Painters' and Sculptors' Association in Israel” and also showed his works in 1953 at the Museum of Tel Aviv.  Between 1954 and 1961 he lived in South America, notably in Argentina,  Brazil and Uruguay and took part in exhibitions held in Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Santa Fe and Rio de Janeiro.  Two of his works are now in the collections of national museums in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.  Back in Europe, he lived in Rome between 1963 and 1974 and then in Antwerp until 1983. He exhibited his works in Belgium, Italy, Germany and Switzerland and returned in 1983 to Israel where he spent his last years. Mainly inspired by Jewish life throughout the 20th century, his paintings depicted subjects ranging from  religious and rural life in the Polish shtetl  where he was born, to the Ghetto uprising in Warsaw and the new Jewish State in Israel.

Zakai, Uzi
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Zanger, Stephan
Birth - Death : Active from the last quarter of the 20th Century
Nationality : American
Zanger painted many portraits of rabbis during his career.
Zangwel, Jonasz
Birth - Death : Active during the first third of the 18th Century
Nationality : Polish
Jonasz Zangwel decorated synagogues in Poland.
Zangwel, Meir
Birth - Death : Active during the first third of the 18th Century
Nationality : Polish
Meir Zangwel decorated synagogues in Poland.
Zangwel, Samuel of Kepno
Birth - Death : ?- 1818 ?
Nationality : Polish
Samuel Zangwel produced decors in the synagogue of Konin.
Zarembo, Lea
Birth - Death : 1956-
Nationality : Russian then Israeli
Zarembo studied art in Georgia and published children books for the Moscow Youth Artist Society in 1979 of which she became a member before settling in Israel in 1990. She first exhibited her works in Moscow from 1981 until 1989 and in Israel afterwards. She was awarded the Ish-Shalom Prize in 1990.
Zaretsky, Dan
Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century
Nationality : Israeli
Zarfati, A.
Birth - Death : Active from the last third of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Zaritsky, Joseph
Birth - Death : 1891-1985
Nationality : Ukrainian then Israeli
Born in the Ukraine, Zaritsky immigrated to Palestine in 1923 after studying art in Kiev and serving in the Russian army. Influenced by Pougny Puni
Zarka, Josiane
Birth - Death : Active from the last two decades of the 20th Century
Nationality : French
Painter. She notably offered a painting titled “Tubichvat” for an auction sale held in Paris on November 28th 2002 in favour of the Appel Unifie Juif de France organisation.
Zarnecki, Stanislaw (Goldfinger)
Birth - Death : 1877-?
Nationality : Polish
Zarnecki worked as a painter of portraits and landscapes.
Birth - Death : 20th -21st Century
Nationality : American
Ketubot artist.
Zebi, Joseph Ben Benjamin
Birth - Death : Active circa 1300
Nationality : French
Zebi was a calligrapher based in Pontarlier, Eastern France. He produced many religious manuscripts decorated with figures.
Zehnbacht, Pavel
Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century
Nationality : Israeli
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