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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.
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Calin-Els, Eveline Linica
Birth - Death : 1925-
Nationality : Rumanian then Israeli
Calin-Els studied at the Jewish Art School in Bucharest between 1942 and 1945 and then sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts there until 1948. She took part in several group exhibitions in Rumania, Israel, Italy and Czechoslovakia and had her first solo exhibition in Bucharest in 1969 and then another in Israel, where she eventually settled working as a painter and sculptor.
Cashwan, Samuel Adolph
Birth - Death : 1900-?
Nationality : Russian
Cashwan came to the U.S with his family in 1906 and then studied at the School of Beaux-Arts under Bourdelle. He also exhibited his sculpture works at the Salon d'Automne in 1923. Cashwan lived in Detroit.
Caspari, Joseph
Birth - Death : 1952-
Nationality : Polish
Sculptor. Caspari has worked in Paris. He notably offered an aluminium piece for an auction sale held in Paris on November 28th 2002 in favour of the Appel Unifie Juif de France organisation.
Cederboum, Nourit
Birth - Death : 1949-
Nationality : Israeli
Cehes, Claude
Birth - Death : 1949-
Nationality : French
Cehes exhibited some sculptures at the 1998 Paris Salon of Jewish Contemporary Artists.
Chaicov (Tchaikov), Iosif
Birth - Death : 1888-1986
Nationality : Ukrainian
Chaicov was one of the most active promoters of the Jewish national art movement. He notably wrote the first book on modern sculpture in Yiddish and gained distinction among the experimental sculptors of the early Soviet period before turning to Socialist Realism. In 1908, Chaicov attracted the attention of Naum Aronson and thanks to his help went between 1910 and 1914 to Paris, where he notably frequented the studio of La Ruche. He also studied at the School of Beaux-Arts and exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in 1913 before returning to Kiev at the end of the First World War. Chaicov then met Lissitzky and Alexandra Exter around 1918. In 1920, he contributed to the First Jewish Art Exhibition of Sculpture, Graphics and Drawings in Kiev and taught concurrently at Vkhutemas in Moscow, where he settled and became a member of the Association of Russian Sculptors of which he became president in 1929. Chaicov pursued an official career after exhibiting in Berlin between 1922 and 1923 and in Paris in 1925. Influenced by Rodin, and then by Archipenko, Lipchitz and Picasso during his first stay in Paris, Chaicov notably strove to develop the alliance of the Jewish heritage with universal art. After 1930 he turned to social-realist themes imposed by Soviet authorities. He also worked as an illustrator.
Birth - Death : 19th Century
Nationality : Polish
Chaim executed relief pieces in the synagogue of Cracow.
Chaim, Trude
Birth - Death : 1892-1952
Nationality : German then Israeli
Sculptor. Trude Chaim studied at the Academy in Berlin under Igor Jakimow and settled in 1935 in Palestine.
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : Tunisian
Chemla produced artistic pottery works in Tunisia.
Clewans, Harry
Birth - Death : 1952-
Nationality : American
Clewans studied painting and sculpture in San Francisco and was inspired by Judaic themes in his works.
Cohen (Lustig), Elaine
Birth - Death : 1927-
Nationality : American
Working mainly as a painter, Elaine Cohen has also produced sculpture works.
Cohen, Carol
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : American
Cohen produced glass works.
Cohen, Catherine Katherine
Birth - Death : 1859-1914
Nationality : American
Cohen studied at the Art School in Philadelphia as well as in New York under Augustus Saint Gaudens and between 1887 and 1891 with Mercie in Paris. She produced busts mainly.
Cohen, Julie
Birth - Death : 1955-
Nationality : American
Cohen, Mirit
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : Uzbek then Israeli
Born in Uzbekistan, Mirit Cohen had a tumultuous childhood living for years as a displaced person in camps until her family was admitted to Israel. She used to fill sheets of paper with dense pencil drawings and then worked in the 1970s in New York, where she produced sculpture works. Feeling rejected, Cohen however suffered a mental deterioration and committed suicide by jumping off a building around 1995.
Cohen, Nessa
Birth - Death : 1885-1976
Nationality : American
Cohen produced sculpture works in New York after studying at the Art Students League in 1911 and in Paris under Despiau. She remained a student at the Art Students League as recently as 1970. She notably produced Indian figures. The Benezit dictionary of artists signals a Nessa Cohen as born in 1855 and deceased in 1915.
Constant, Joseph Constantinovsky
Birth - Death : 1892-1969
Nationality : Israeli
Born in Jaffa, Constant came in 1919 to Paris, where he later exhibited portraits and landscapes at the Salon des Independants. Constant was better known as a sculptor of animals after the War and as a writer who won the famous “Deux-Magots” Prize.
Cronbach, Robert
Birth - Death : 1908- ?
Nationality : American
Cronbach studied at the Pennsylvania Academy in Philadelphia and worked as a sculptor in New York.
Cseri, Lajos
Birth - Death : 1928-
Nationality : Hungarian
Csilag, Istvan
Birth - Death : 1881-1968
Nationality : Hungarian
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