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Around Jewish Art
Group : 12 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.
Dahan Israel Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Sculptor and designer of Judaica artifacts.
Danziger, Yitzhak Birth - Death : 1916-1977 Nationality : German then Israeli
Danziger settled with his family in Jerusalem in 1923. He studied sculpture at the Bezalel School between 1929 and 1933 and at the Slade School in London from 1934 to 1938. Back in Tel Aviv, Danziger started to produce important sculptures and was awarded the Dizengoff Prize in 1945. He then worked with Zadkine in Paris in 1946 and in London between 1948 and 1954 before veering toward total abstraction during the 1960s. In 1968, he was commissioned to execute a monumental sculpture for the Olympic Games in Mexico and received the Israel Prize before being awarded the Sandberg Prize the following year. Danziger moved from sculpture to town planning and ecological projects during the 1980s. He has been considered as one of the most influential sculptors in Israel.
Dar, Yona Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Sculptor. Dar produced Judaica artifacts mainly.
Darmon, Yonathan Birth - Death : 1944- Nationality : Moroccan then Israeli
Sculptor. Yonathan Darmon studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Toulouse France
Davidoff, Yaakov Birth - Death : 20th - 21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Silversmith. Davidoff has been producing Jewish ritual objects in Israel.
Davidson, Jo (Joseph) Birth - Death : 1883-1952 Nationality : American
Davidson was the son of Russian immigrants living in New York. His orthodox father was devoted to religious study and prayer while his mother supported the family by sewing ties. He studied at the Educational Alliance during the late 1890s and then at the Art Students League between 1899 and 1902. Davidson focussed on sculpture, working as an assistant to Herman A. MacNeil. He then moved to Paris in 1907, attending the Ecole des Beaux-Arts briefly. The following year he exhibited in the Salon d'Automne and participated in 1913 in the Armory Show in New York. During World War One, Davidson was commissioned to create bronze portraits of Allied leaders, including President Wilson and General Pershing. He also traveled to the USSR in the early twenties to produce portrait sculptures of Soviet leaders and then supported the Loyalist cause of the Spanish Civil war. After World War Two, Davidson entered two competitions for Holocaust memorials, one in Warsaw commemorating the ghetto and the other for the Riverdale Drive monument in New York, which was never executed. Davidson visited Israel in 1952 to create a portrait series of Israeli leaders, including Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. He died in France the same year.
Dillon, Marie (Lwowna) Birth - Death : 1858-? Nationality : Lithuanian
Dillon studied at the Academy in Saint Petersburg between 1875 and 1878 and worked in Paris, in Italy and in Russia. She produced several monuments and was also active as a printmaker.
Donath, Julius Gyula Birth - Death : 1850-1909 Nationality : Hungarian
Donath studied in Munich and in Vienna with G. Semper. He settled in 1880 in Budapest and produced many sculptures and monuments in that city.
Dorchin, Yaacov Birth - Death : 1946- Nationality : Israeli
Dorchin has been producing sculptures, notably ironworks, in the abstract form.
Dosmar, Ruth Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Durasova (Duras), Mary Birth - Death : 1898-1982 Nationality : Czech
Sculptor. Durasova frequented the School of Decorative Arts in Prague between 1916 and 1919 and the Academy in Dresden from 1922 until 1924. She then lived in New York and until 1927 in Paris, where she showed her works, mainly neo-classical busts and figures at the Salon des Independants. Durasova also lived in Berlin.