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Around Jewish Art
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Jakubowicz, Michel Birth - Death : 1940- Nationality : French
Surrealist artist. Jakubowicz often represented distorted humanoids in his works.
Jakulov, Georges Birth - Death : 1884-1928 Nationality : Russian
Jakulov went to Paris and Berlin before 1914. He worked in the French capital with Delaunay and also for the Habima Jewish Theatre in 1925.
Jamontt, Bronislaw Birth - Death : 1886-1957 Nationality : Polish
Jamontt painted a street scene of the Jewish area of Wilno.
Jan or Johann Birth - Death : Active during the 15th Century Nationality : Dutch
Jan accompanied Frederick the Wise of Saxony to Jerusalem in 1493.
Jancovic, Dusan Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Yugoslav
Jankai, Deutsch Tibor Birth - Death : 1899-? Nationality : Hungarian
Jankovits, Gyula Birth - Death : 1865-? Nationality : Hungarian
Sculptor. Jankovits notably produced a relief piece representing Jacob and Joseph.
Jankowski, Jan Birth - Death : Active during the early 20th Century Nationality : Polish
Jankowski painted a street scene in the Jewish area of Wilno.
Jankowski, Janusz Pawel Birth - Death : 1902-? Nationality : Polish
Janusz Jankowski painted some Judaic portraits in Poland.
Jankowski, Stanislaw Birth - Death : 1876-1948 Nationality : Polish
Stanislaw Jankowski produced some paintings depicting Jewish scenes in Poland.
Jano, Jack Birth - Death : 1950- Nationality : Moroccan then Israeli
Jano immigrated in 1957 to Israel with his family and later frequented the Bezalel Academy. Working as a sculptor, he was awarded the Cite Internationale Prize in 1991 in Paris.
Jaray, Alexander (Sandor) Birth - Death : 1870-1943 Nationality : Hungarian
Jaray exhibited his works in Berlin until 1909 and later settled in London. He notably produced many portrait busts of prominent actors.
Jaray, Tess Birth - Death : 1937- Nationality : British
Born in Vienna, Jaray studied at the Slade School in London from 1957 to 1960. Producing Minimalist works she took part in several exhibitions, notably in Rome, Milan, Amsterdam, Bern, London, Mexico, Tokyo or Liverpool.
Jarema, Maria Birth - Death : 1908-1958 Nationality : Polish
Jarema painted some Judaic portraits in Poland.
Jarocinski, Marian Birth - Death : 1819-1901 Nationality : Polish
Engraver. Jarocinski produced works depicting Jewish scenes in Poland.
Jarzymski, Antoni Grabarz Birth - Death : 1904-1965 Nationality : Polish
Painter, draughtsman and interior designer. Jarzymski studied painting in Warsaw between 1922 and 1928 and produced portraits, genre scenes, murals, caricatures and interior designs. After the war he worked under the influence of post-Impressionism and Cubism.
Javor, Pal Birth - Death : 1880-1923 Nationality : Hungarian
Javor studied at the Academy in Budapest and the Academie Julian in Paris. He then produced mural compositions, figures and portraits.
Jeanclos (Jankelowitch) or Jeanclos-Mosse, Georges Birth - Death : 1933- Nationality : French
Jeanclos was raised in the Jewish area of Saint Paul in Paris. He was awarded the Rome Prize for sculpture in 1959 and then worked with Balthus. Jeanclos took part in many exhibitions in France and in Europe and produced terracotta sculptures mainly. One of his works is notably on display at the Jewish Museum in New York. Jeanclos also produced some Judaic-related works.
Jeffray, Paul Birth - Death : 1898-1957 Nationality : British
Born in Scotland to Polish parents, Jeffray studied painting at 14 and then fought during World War One as a soldier in Jabotinsky's army. He came to Paris in 1921with the idea of settling afterwards in Canada to teach painting but changed his mind and stayed in the French capital. Jeffray sought refuge in England during World War Two and returned to Paris in 1945.
Jelgerhuis, Johannes Birth - Death : 1770-1836 Nationality : Dutch
Johannes Jelgerhuis painted some works depicting Jewish buildings in Haarleem.