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Around Jewish Art

The seemingly effortless process by which a suitable title is selected for an encyclopedia such as this became exponentially more complex and difficult as I explored the available options and heard the mounting arguments from all sides. Finding the right mix of words was crucial. After pondering the subject for several months in an effort to arrive at the best possible title, I finally opted for "Around Jewish Art."

PART I
Artists of Jewish Extraction Who Did Not Paint Judaic Scenes

PART 2
List of artists of Jewish extraction who painted Jewish scenes or whose works came to reflect their attachment to their roots.


PART III
There were also some non-Jewish artists who painted Judaic and Jewish scenes or went to work in Palestine and those who exhibited in Jewish institutions and museums as well as others who have not been identified as being Jewish for sure.

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.


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ...

Lafosse, Charles de
Birth - Death : 1636-1716
Nationality : French
De Lafosse artist painted some biblical scenes during his career.
Lafransen, Niklas
Birth - Death : 1698-1756
Nationality : Swedish
Lafransen painted some biblical scenes during his career.
Lagrenee, Jean-Jacques
Birth - Death : 1739-1821
Nationality : French
Jean-Jacques Lagrenee painted some biblical scenes during his career.
Lagrenee, Louis Jean Francois
Birth - Death : 1725-1805
Nationality : French
Lagrenee painted some biblical scenes during his career.
Lahav-Chaaltiel
Birth - Death : Active from the second half of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Painter. She notably painted numerous biblical and Jewish scenes and illustrated several books.
Laing, Gerald
Birth - Death : 1936-
Nationality : British
Laing exhibited his works at the Jewish Museum in New York in 1966. He was active as a constructivist and minimalist painter.
Lairesse, Gerard de
Birth - Death : 1641-1711
Nationality : Flemish
De Lairesse painted some biblical scenes during his career.
Laist, Yfat
Birth - Death : 1971-
Nationality : Israeli
Art photographer.
Lakatos, Artur
Birth - Death : 1880-1968
Nationality : Hungarian
Lakatos studied at the Academy in Budapest and pursued his studies in Munich and in Paris. He painted landscapes, garden and interior scenes and exhibited his works in Budapest from 1903.
Lakos, Alfred
Birth - Death : 1870-1961
Nationality : Hungarian
Lakos studied painting in Budapest, Munich and Paris. He worked as an illustrator and painted still lifes as well as many Jewish scenes in Hungary.
Lalo, Peter
Birth - Death : Active from the last third of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli?
Painter.
Lalou, Frank
Birth - Death : Active from the last third of the 20th Century
Nationality : French
Born in Morocco and much influenced by Jewish culture, Lalou produced works based on the Bible.
Lamb, Henry
Birth - Death : 1883 or 1885-1960
Nationality : Australian
Painter. Lamb fought with Allied troops in Palestine between 1914 and 1918.
Lamm, Leonid
Birth - Death : 1878-1926
Nationality : Russian then German
Lamm Studied painting at the academies of Dresden and Munich and exhibited his works in Bavaria mainly.
Lamm, Leonid Israelovich
Birth - Death : 1928-
Nationality : Russian
Lamm graduated in 1947 from the Moscow Architectural Institute and worked as an illustrator and book designer before setting up a link between the avant-garde of the 1920s and the underground of the 1970s. His work has contained political messages and some of his strongest Realist paintings depict his experience in prison and labour camps. Lamm contributed to the 1959 International Book Fair in Leipzig and during the mid 1960s became interested in Jewish mysticism. Influenced by Cabbalistic writing he later translated his mystical ideas into abstract painting. Lamm's application in 1973 for a visa to immigrate to Israel resulted in his arrest and imprisonment in Butyrka Prison. After his release in 1976 many of the small compositions he produced in jail were then duplicated on larger canvases. After solo shows at the Dostoyevsky Museum in Leningrad and at the Central Artists' House in Moscow in 1978 he settled in the United States in 1982.
Lan-Bar David, Lanberg called Lan-Bar
Birth - Death : 1912-1987
Nationality : Polish then Israeli
Lan-Bar settled in Palestine in 1934 and studied painting with Streichman and Stematsky. Lan-Bar went in 1947 to Paris and worked there until his death. He took part in many exhibitions in Israel, in France, in the U.S and Canada.
Lancri, Jean
Birth - Death : 1936-
Nationality : French
Somewhat influenced by Paul Klee, Lancri has been working as a painter.
Lancz, Pal
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : Hungarian
Sculptor.
Land, Edwin
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : American
Photographer. Avram Solomonovich, his grandfather, adopted the name of Land when he immigrated to the U.S.
Landau, Alajos
Birth - Death : 1833-1884
Nationality : Hungarian
Portrait painter. Alajos was Lenard Landau's son. Alajos Landau exhibited his works in Vienna.
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