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List of artists of Jewish extraction who painted Jewish scenes or whose works came to reflect their attachment to their roots.
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Fitoussi, Daniel
Birth - Death : 1954-
Nationality : French
This artist produced some Jewish-related paintings and exhibited his works in Brussels, Geneva and Paris between 1998 and 2000.
Flash, Shalom
Birth - Death : Active from the last quarter of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Floch, Josef
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Folberg, Neil
Birth - Death : 1950-
Nationality : American then Israeli
Folberg became interested in photography around 1966. The following year he began studies under Ansel Adams. After settling in Israel in 1976, he began photographing in the Sinai until this territory was returned to Egypt. He had a major retrospective exhibition at the Musee Nicephore Niepce in Chalon-sur-Saone in 1990-91 and was then commissioned by the Aperture Foundation to photograph synagogues all over the world. He exhibited his photographs in the U.S, Denmark, Tokyo, Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands as well as in Israel. Many of his works are on display in various museums, notably at the Tel Aviv Museum, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Francia (Tobacman), Francia
Birth - Death : 1950-
Nationality : American
Francia studied painting at the Art Students League in New York between 1967 and 1969. She took part in many exhibitions in the U.S from 1972 showing works, notably paintings, collages and assemblages, recalling the Holocaust and Jewish life.
Frank, Haim
Birth - Death : 1909-?
Nationality : Estonian then Israeli
Frank came to Palestine in 1935 after studying art and architecture in Czechoslovakia. He served with the British Armed Forces between 1942 and 1946 and then worked as a painter producing landscapes and street scenes in Jerusalem.
Frankfort, Eduard
Birth - Death : 1864-?
Nationality : Dutch
Frankfort worked as a painter in Holland and was awarded a bronze medal at the Universal Exhibition in 1889 in Paris. This artist painted several scenes relating to Jewish life.
Frankl, Gerhart
Birth - Death : 1901-1965
Nationality : Austrian
Painter. Frankl painted still lifes, landscapes and produced etchings from the late 1920s. This artist who loved to travel across Europe on a fast motorcycle or to climb in the Austrian Alps sought refuge in England during the 1930s. Much influenced by Cezanne he painted several Holocaust scenes after the Second World War to pay homage to many of his relatives and friends who had been murdered by the Nazis.
Freed, Leonard
Birth - Death : 1929-
Nationality : American
Photographer. Freed, who first wanted to become a painter, chose to become a photographer specialising notably in the representation of Jewish people in the U.S, Europe and Israel. He was active as a freelance photographer between 1958 and 1970 before joining Magnum Photos and worked on assignment for many major newspapers and magazines. He notably exhibited his photographs in 1971 at the Jewish Museum in New York.
Frenkel, Borvine Boris
Birth - Death : 1895-1984
Nationality : Polish
Borvine Frenkel received a traditional Jewish education in Poland and first studied printmaking during the First World War. He studied architecture in Lwow in 1919 and left Poland the following year after he had been jailed for expressing his revolutionary ideas. He first went to Berlin and then to Paris and traveled around the world as a sailor. He was then expelled from Belgium and settled in 1929 in Paris, where he worked as a comedian and as a theatre critic. Borvine Frenkel sought refuge in southern France during the Second World War and was later much affected by the death of many members of his family who had been deported to Nazi extermination camps. Borvine Frenkel described himself as a Yiddish painter who was a non-believer and produced many Jewish scenes in a style recalling that of Mane Katz.
Frenkel, Isaac called Alexandre Frenel
Birth - Death : 1899-1981
Nationality : Ukrainian then Israeli
Isaac Frenkel studied painting in Odessa until 1917 and settled in 1920 in Paris, where he frequented the School of Beaux-Arts and the Academie of La Grande Chaumiere. He exhibited his works in various galleries from 1925. Frenkel was influenced by Constructivism at the start of his career and then painted Judaic scenes in a style reminiscent of that of Chagall. Frenkel settled after the war in Palestine where he headed an art school. Isaac Frenkel notably depicted the Majdanek Nazi extermination camp in a painting dated 1944.
Friedlander, David
Birth - Death : 18th-19th Century
Nationality : Polish
Painter. Friedlander decorated the synagogue of Wyszogrod in 1810 and that of Grojec with scenes representing Babylon and the Tower of Babel. Known as one of the most popular Jewish artists of the beginning of the 19th Century, he also decorated the synagogue of Piotrkow in 1816.
Friedman, Ayana
Birth - Death : 1950-
Nationality : Israeli
Art photographer.
Friedmann or Friedman, David
Birth - Death : 1893-1980
Nationality : Austrian then Czech then Israeli then American
Painter and printmaker. Born in Ostrava, Friedmann ventured from this industrial city to Berlin in 1911. He learned the techniques of copper etching and lithography under Hermann Struck and was awarded a scholarship to study with Lovis Corinth. With the onset of World War One, he volunteered for the Austro-Hungarian Army serving between 1917 and 1918 as an army artist. Commissioned to draw battle scenes at the Russian front, he was decorated several times for producing sketches very close to the actual fighting. After returning to Berlin, he had his first exhibition in 1919 at the Akademie der Kunste and published some of his works in the Jewish journal “Schlemiel”. Close to the artists of the Berliner Secession, he specialized in painting portraits of various celebrities, including those of Albert Einstein and Yehudi Menuhin. He also painted nudes and produced many series of lithographs while in Berlin. Fearing for his life because of the ongoing Nazi persecutions in Germany, Friedmann fled to Prague in December 1938 with his wife Mathilde and infant daughter Mirjam Helene. He then introduced himself to the Jewish community in that city and produced numerous portraits of prominent Jews there. Facing difficulties after the German invasion of Czechoslavakia, he was eventually arrested with his wife and daughter and deported from Prague to the Lodz Ghetto in Poland on October 16th, 1941 while every piece of his art produced until 1938 in Germany and later in Prague was confiscated. When the ghetto was evacuated at the end of August 1944, Friedmann was separated from his wife and child, neither of whom survived the Holocaust. He was transferred to the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Gleiwitz I concentration camps and then had to endure a gruelling death march to Blechhammer. Following his liberation on January 25th 1945, Friedmann believed there was a reason for his survival, meaning that he had to show to the world the persecution, torment and agony suffered by the Jewish people in the hope that the barbarism they faced would never happen again. He translated his memories into over 100 individual works showing the evolution of the Holocaust from his deportation to the Lodz Ghetto until his liberation. His attention to detail and his keen observation was evident in his powerful series entitled “Because they were Jews”, the first art works to be accepted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. Seven of his first drawings produced in 1945 also surfaced in the collections of the Yad Vashem Art Museum in Jerusalem. Friedmann married Hildegard Taussig in 1948 and decided to settle in Israel the following year as he felt he would face a gloomy future under the rule of the Communists in Czechoslovakia. In 1954, the Friedmann couple and their daughter named Miriam immigrated to the United States. To support his family, he then embarked on a new career in commercial art in New York and in Chicago before moving finally to Saint Louis. Friedmann, whose greatest achievement was his devoted commitment to produce an eyewitness testament dedicated to the six million Jewish victims of Nazi persecutions, continued to paint and draw until his death in 1980.
Friedmann, Elad H.
Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century
Nationality : Israeli
Frydlender, Barry
Birth - Death : Active from the last quarter of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Frydman, Maurice
Birth - Death : 1928-
Nationality : French
Frydman lived clandestinely in Paris during the German occupation of France and studied in 1943 under the name of Cavaillon at the Grande Chaumiere academy in Paris. He was however arrested in 1944 but managed to escape and to seek refuge in Villeparisis. He then worked as a painter and sculptor after the war and settled in Belgium in 1955. Much marked by the Holocaust, Maurice Frydman produced works based on this tragic theme in the early 1960s.
Fuchs, Leo
Birth - Death : 1929-
Nationality : Austrian then American
Photographer. Fuchs notably worked as a photographer in the movie industry, notably for the famous “Exodus” film.
Furster (Ferster), Karol
Birth - Death : 1902-1986
Nationality : Polish
Furster produced some prints depicting Judaic scenes.
Fux, Paul
Birth - Death : 1922-
Nationality : Rumanian then Israeli
Painter and decorator. Fux studied art in Budapest under Alexander Bortnik before being detained in a labour camp between 1942 and 1945. After settling in Israel he worked as a theatre decorator and took part in many exhibitions there and abroad.
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