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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.
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Baer, Rod
Birth - Death : 1951-
Nationality : American
Baizerman, Saul
Birth - Death : 1889-1957
Nationality : Russian then American
Born in Vitebsk, Chagall's hometown, Baizerman was first employed as a model at the Academy of Fine Art of Odessa. He then went to the U.S in 1910 and studied sculpture in New York. He came to France after his wedding and then visited Italy and London, where his first exhibition took place in 1924. Baizerman exhibited his works, mainly bronze relief pieces depicting monumental nudes, regularly in New York from 1933 and had a retrospective exhibition held in 1958 at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Nearly all his earlier work before 1931 was destroyed by fire.
Bar-Lev, Zion
Birth - Death : 1935-
Nationality : Libyan then Israeli
Bar-Lev settled in Israel in 1949 and started his sculpting career at 16. He notably went to Italy, where he specialised in different techniques, especially stone works.
Baratz, Avraam
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : Rumanian
Baratz worked as a sculptor mainly. He exhibited his works between 1926 and 1928 at the Salon d'Automne in Paris.
Barcza, Lajos
Birth - Death : 1871-1936
Nationality : Hungarian
Bardin, Ruth Jonas
Birth - Death : 1906-?
Nationality : American then Israeli
Sculptor. Bardin studied with William Zorach in New York and came to Palestine in 1931.
Barjansky, Catherine
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : Russian then American
Barjansky lived in Paris, Rome, Belgium and Berlin before she settled in 1947 in New York. She specialised in wax miniature portraits.
Baron, Harry
Birth - Death : Active from the second half of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Baron taught sculpture in Israel.
Baroti, Tartler Istvan
Birth - Death : 1910-1986
Nationality : Hungarian
Bart, Harriet
Birth - Death : 1941-
Nationality : American
Bartolani, Judith
Birth - Death : 1957-
Nationality : Israeli
Bartolani has been working in Marseilles, southern France, since the early 1980s. She has exhibited her sculptures there, in Paris and in New York.
Baser, Robert
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Basil, C. Frank
Birth - Death : 1945-
Nationality : South African then Israeli
Basil studied art at the University of Cape Town and then at the St. Martins College of Art under Anthony Caro and Phillip King in 1972. Working as a sculptor in Israel, he has also shown an interest in photography.
Baskin, Leonard
Birth - Death : 1922-
Nationality : American
Son of an orthodox rabbi, Leonard Baskin grew up in Brooklyn. He studied the Talmud in a yeshiva and produced works inspired by the Torah as well as by Sumerian and Trecento sculpture pieces. One of Leonard Baskin's works titled “The Altar” is on display at the Jewish Museum in New York.
Baskin, Tamara
Birth - Death : 20th - 21st Century
Nationality : Israeli
Born and raised in Israel, Tamara Baskin moved to the U.S, where she began her artistic career producing Judaica glass works.
Bauman, Shulamit
Birth - Death : 1962-
Nationality : Israeli
Sculptor. Bauman was awarded the Romi Shapiro Prize for Ceramic design in 1986.
Beck, Andras
Birth - Death : 1911-1985
Nationality : Hungarian
Beck went to France after the aborted 1956 revolution in Budapest. He exhibited his works at La Monnaie de Paris in 1980. One of his works titled “Homage to Jan Pallach” is on display at the Museum of Meudon.
Beer, Samuel Friedrich
Birth - Death : 1846-1912
Nationality : Czech then French
Beer studied at the Academy in Vienna from 1865 to 1870 and then went to work in Rome and Florence. He settled in Paris in 1875, took French citizenship and exhibited his works at the Salon des Artistes Francais. Beer produced many busts including that of Munkacsy, now in the Museum of Budapest as well as a marble statue representing Durer as a young boy, now on display at the National Gallery in Berlin. Beer received a medal for the First Zionist Congress in 1897 in Basel.
Belloulou, Avishalom
Birth - Death : 20th- 21st Century
Nationality : Israeli
Sculptor and painter. Belloulou produced Judaic art forms with the desire of bringing the Torah's beauty and emotion into pictorial and sculptural form.
Belskie, Abram
Birth - Death : 1907-?
Nationality : British
Belskie studied sculpture at the Academy in Glasgow and settled at 22 in New York.
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