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Around Jewish Art
Group : 18 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.
Wagner, Siegfried Birth - Death : 1874-1952 Nationality : German
Wagner studied at the Academy in Copenhagen between 1889 and 1896 and from 1897 under J.F Williamson. He notably traveled to Egypt and Spain. He produced tomb sculptures and busts during his career.
Wald, Herman Birth - Death : 1909-? Nationality : Hungarian then South African
Wald studied in Budapest, Vienna, Paris and London and settled in 1932 in Johannesburg, where he produced a monument titled “Kria” for the Jewish Martyrs in 1946.
Warahaftig, Lila Birth - Death : 1934- Nationality : American
Sculptor. Inspired by the Torah, Warahaftig produced abstract and non-abstract works.
Weinberg, Elbert Birth - Death : 1928- Nationality : American
Weiner, Abraham Birth - Death : 1897-? Nationality : Russian then American
Sculptor. Born in Vinnitza, Abraham Weiner settled in the U.S and studied at the University of Michigan and at the Studio School in Chicago with Archipenko.
Weiner, Egon Birth - Death : 1906-? Nationality : Austrian then American
Egon Weiner produced a terracotta statue of Moses for the Kehilat Anshe Maariv Temple as well as symbolic figures of David, Moses and Abraham for the North Shore Congressional Synagogue in Chicago.
Weinfeld, Yocheved Birth - Death : 1947- Nationality : Polish then Israeli
Weinfeld immigrated to Israel in 1957 and studied art with R. Lavie in Ramat Gan between 1963 and 1967, before settling in Jerusalem, where she produced conceptual works. Weinfeld took part in many exhibitions in Israel and also showed her works in New York.
Werner, Nat Birth - Death : 1908-? Nationality : American
Sculptor. Werner studied at the Art Students League in New York.
Weschler, Anita Birth - Death : 20th century Nationality : American
Sculptor. Weschler studied at the Pennsylvania Academy in Philadelphia and the Art Students League in New York with William Zorach.
Wiener, Charles Karl Birth - Death : 1832-1888 Nationality : Belgian
Karl Weiner studied with his brother Jakob and worked as a medallist in Brussels.
Wiener, Jakob Jacques Birth - Death : 1815-1899 Nationality : Belgian
Of Hungarian origin, Jaokb Wiener studied in Paris with Levesque from 1835 to 1839 and worked as a medallist in Brussels. He also produced the first Belgian stamp issues.
Wiener, Leopold Birth - Death : 1832-1891 Nationality : Belgian
Leopold Weiner was the brother of Jakob and Karl Wiener. He studied in Brussels and in Paris with David d'Angers and J.J Barre before working as a medallist.
Wind, Nomi Birth - Death : Active from the last quarter of the 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Winigrad, Etta Birth - Death : 1936- Nationality : American
Etta Winigrad produced ceramic sculptures during her career.
Wolfert Ludwig Yehuda Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : ?
Wolff, Adolf Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Belgian then American
Sculptor. Adolf Wolff studied in 1943 at the National Academy of Design in New York with Fernando Mirando and earlier in Brussels with Meunier.
Wolff, Samuel Birth - Death : 1799-? Nationality : Polish
Samuel Wolff studied art in Cracow from 1816 and then worked as a sculptor. He notably referred to Jewish themes in several of his works.