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Group : 37 entries PART IV Sculptors and medallists Probably
because of a reference in the Bible to Abraham destroying statues of
pagan gods, Jewish artists refrained from producing sculptures
representing humans until at least the 19th Century. It was only after
1880, when many Jews benefited from the emancipation process in Central
and Eastern Europe that they felt inclined to turn to this form of art.Many
Jewish artists worked as sculptors during the 19th and 20th Century,
some of them became quite famous like Chana Orlov, Jacques Lipchitz,
Elie Nadelman or Jacob Epstein among others.
Aarons, George Birth - Death : 1896-? Nationality : Russian then American
Aarons came with his family to the U.S in 1906 and studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. He later worked as a sculptor in Brooklyn.
Abramson, Abraham Birth - Death : 1754-1811 Nationality : German
Abraham Abramson was Jacob Abramson's son. He studied at the Academy in Berlin of which he became a member in 1792. He produced medals during his career.
Abramson, Jacob Birth - Death : 1722-1800? Nationality : Polish
Jacob Abramson produced many bronze and silver medals during the reign of Frederick the Great.
Abramson, Matanya Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Abramson first fought with the Hagana and Israel defence Forces in the late 1940s before studying sculpture under Schwartzman and K. Elul. He then went to Paris in 1954 for six months and worked in Safed before going in 1962 to Italy, where he worked in Carrara and Florence. He then settled in Jaffa in 1965.
Abrasha Birth - Death : 1948- Nationality : Dutch
This goldsmith designed decorative jewels and also created Judaica artifacts during his career. Abrasha exhibited his works in the U.S from 1980.
Absalon Birth - Death : 1964-1993 Nationality : Israeli
Absalon worked mostly in Paris during his short career. He studied at the School of Beaux-Arts with Christian Boltanski and exhibited his installation works in France between 1987 and 1993.
Achiam Birth - Death : 1916- Nationality : Israeli
Achiam took part in the resistance movement against the British mandate in Palestine and started to work as a sculptor at 24. Much inspired by biblical legends, he settled in Paris in 1947 and took part in his first exhibition a year later. Achiam was awarded the First Prize of the Israeli State in 1955. He worked in a style recalling that of the people from Oceania.
Adam-Salomon, Antony Samuel called Adama Birth - Death : 1818-1881 Nationality : French
Adam-Salomon studied sculpture under Vercelli and later worked as a photographer. As a sculptor he exhibited busts under the name of Adama for the first time in 1844 in Paris.
Agam (Gibstein), Yaacov or Jacob Birth - Death : 1928- Nationality : Israeli
See biography in Painters' section.
Ahiam, Shoshany Birth - Death : 1916- Nationality : Israeli
Sculptor. Ahiam studied under Zeev Ben Zvi before joining the “Alonim” group in 1942. In 1945, he began to work in quarries at Castel, near Jerusalem. Living in Paris from 1947, he was awarded the First Prize of an international competition for a memorial symbolising the rebirth of the martyred town of Lidice and won in 1953 the International Prize for sculpture in stone and basalt on biblical subjects King David and Job
Albert-Lasard or Lazar, Lou Birth - Death : 1885-1969 Nationality : German
Albert-Lasard worked in Paris during many years. Also a painter, she notably lived for a while with the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. See biography in Painters' section.
Alcalay, Artemis Birth - Death : 1957- Nationality : Greek
Alcalay studied painting in Athens between 1974 and 1981 as well as in New York until 1985. She then learned weaving in Athens from 1998 to 2001 and exhibited her works, mostly hand-woven pieces, in Athens and in Strasbourg.
Almos Avraham Birth - Death : 1927- Nationality : Bulgarian then Israeli
Sculptor. He came to Israel in 1948 and studied art in Brussels during four years. He produced Surrealistic and Symbolic compositions.
Alpern, Miriam Birth - Death : 1922- Nationality : Rumanian then Israeli
Alpern studied art in Bucharest before immigrating to Israel in 1951. She then studied painting and sculpture at the Avni Institute under Mokadi, Stematsky, Sternschuss and Feigin and was influenced by Zvi Adler and Moshe Rosentalis. Alpern worked in Safed and in the old city of Jaffa and exhibited several times in Israel and abroad.
Altman, Natan Isaevich Birth - Death : 1889-1970 Nationality : Russian/Ukrainian
Altman also worked as a sculptor and notably produced in 1916 the “Head of a Young Jew”, described as his self-portrait. See Painting section.