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Around Jewish Art
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Wallfish, Leon Birth - Death : Active during the 1930s Nationality : Rumanian
Painter. Wallfish produced landscapes mainly.
Wamps, Bernard Joseph Birth - Death : 1689-1750? Nationality : French
Wamps painted some biblical scenes during his career.
Wandereisen, Hans Birth - Death : Active during the early 16th Century Nationality : German
Wandereisen produced an engraving showing a Jew making a request.
Wanetik, Malka Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Ukrainian then Israeli
Malka Wanetik came to Palestine at a young age and studied painting at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv between 1953 and 1956.
Wang, Batia Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Warahaftig, Lila Birth - Death : 1934- Nationality : American
Sculptor. Inspired by the Torah, Warahaftig produced abstract and non-abstract works.
Ward, Alexander Birth - Death : Active during the last third of the 20th Century Nationality : British
Ward has been working as a painter and designer in Jerusalem.
Warhol, Andy Birth - Death : 1928-1987 Nationality : American
Warhol became a leading figure of the Pop Art movement. He notably exhibited his works in 1980 at the Jewish Museum in New York.
Warin, Francis Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : French
Warin exhibited his works, drawings, pastels and paintings, in Paris in December 1999. Warin is the nephew of Alphonse Kann, whose famous collection of paintings and works of art was plundered by the Nazis during the Second World War.
Warshawsky, Abel George Birth - Death : 1883-1962 Nationality : American
Warshawsky exhibited his works, notably portraits and landscapes, in New York and in Paris.
Warshawsky, Alexander Birth - Death : 1887-? Nationality : American
Painter of figures and still lifes. Warshawsky worked in Paris from 1914.
Warzager, Ber Birth - Death : ?-1988? Nationality : German
Warzager painted some works depicting shtetl scenes during his career.
Wasserman (Segal), Ruth Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : German then American
Painter. Born in Germany during the reign of Hitler, Wasserman was sent by her parents to England in 1938 in order to save her life. She immigrated to the U.S after the war and then studied at the Art Institute in Chicago and at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She notably exhibited watercolors and oil works at the Spertus Museum of Judaism.
Wasserman Deborah Birth - Death : 1965- Nationality : Brazilian then Israeli
Born in Sao Paulo she immigrated in 1967 with her parents to Israel, where she later enrolled at the Shenkar College of Design. She then studied at the Tel Aviv School of the Arts and concentrated on painting producing abstract works. She perfected her studies at the California Institute of the Arts and turned herself to photography, video art and installation. She produced multi-media installations involving audio, video texts and objects. She exhibited at the Whitney Open Studios and called her showing “Captured”. She also showed her works in 1997 at the Bronx Museum and began to examine the language of painting and its boundaries through a new perspective in creating a synthesis of narrative elements in her works.
Wasserman-Sinai, Raya Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Painter and sculptor. She produced abstract works.
Waterford, Louisa de Birth - Death : 1818-1891 Nationality : British
Painter. Waterford produced some biblical scenes during his career.
Watts Hanna Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Watts, George Frederick Birth - Death : 1817-1904 Nationality : British
Watts notably painted Claude Joseph Goldsmid-Montefiore's portrait. He also produced some biblical scenes during his career.
Waydelich, Raymond Birth - Death : 1938- Nationality : French
Waydelich studied art in Strasbourg and in Paris and worked as a sculptor and creator of installations. In 1973, he created “Lydia Jacob Story” made with collages under glass with objects and fragments of the diary of Lydia Jacob, a Jewish dressmaker of the 19th Century, he had found in a flea market.
Webb, William Birth - Death : Active from 1870 until 1880 Nationality : British
Webb went in 1862 to Palestine and painted street scenes in Jerusalem.