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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.
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Levkovitch, Leon
Birth - Death : 1936-
Nationality : Polish
Lekovitch settled in France in 1961 and worked also as a painter.
Levy, Albert
Birth - Death : 1864-?
Nationality : French
Sculptor. Levy first exhibited his works at the Salon des Artistes Francais in 1886 in Paris.
Levy, Alphonse called Said
Birth - Death : 1843-1918
Nationality : French
Alphonse Levy was one of the most important French Jewish artists concentrating on Jewish themes working in the 19th Century. He studied painting J.L Gerome and started to exhibit his works at the Salon de Paris from 1874. He notably illustrated Sacher Masoch's “Jewish Tales”. Said also worked as a sculptor.
Levy, Arik
Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century
Nationality : Israeli
Designer of furniture pieces and other objects.
Levy, Charles Octave
Birth - Death : ?-1899
Nationality : French
Charles Levy produced many bronze statues notably that of Salome.
Levy, Clarisse
Birth - Death : 1896-?
Nationality : French
Clarisse Levy worked as a sculptor and exhibited her works at the Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris during the 1920s.
Levy, Dana
Birth - Death : Active from the last quarter of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Dana Levy worked as a video and multimedia artist.
Levy, Ellen
Birth - Death : Active from the last two decades of the 20th Century
Nationality : American
Ellen Levy has been producing large-scale sculpture works in New York. An exhibition of her works was held in 1998 in that city.
Levy, Georges
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : French
Levy, Henri
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : French
Levy, Michel
Birth - Death : 1949-
Nationality : French
Levy first studied medicine and founded the “Artherapy” centre at the Emile-Roux Hospital in Paris. This artist, who took part in many exhibitions there, produced many Judaic-related bronze sculptures. Life and death have often been his main themes.
Levy, Sandra
Birth - Death : 1966-
Nationality : French
Birth - Death : 19th-20th Century
Nationality : French
Levy-Kingbourg produced sculptures in Paris during the 1930s.
Lewis, Marc
Birth - Death : Active from the last two decades of the 20th Century
Nationality : American
Marc Lewis has been producing Judaic-related works in steel and bronze.
Liberman, Alexander
Birth - Death : 1912-?
Nationality : Ukrainian then American
Liberman lived in England in 1920 and in France, where he studied under Andre Lhote from 1924 until 1940. He left the French capital in 1941 for the U.S, where he painted and sculpted in an abstract style often using the circle, which he asserted as the ideal shape. Liberman exhibited his works at the Jewish Museum in New York in 1966.
Libeskind, Daniel
Birth - Death : 1945-
Nationality : French?
Sculptor and creator of assemblages. Born into a German family, Libeskind, who lost many relatives in the Holocaust, was chosen by the Municipality of New York to erect an architectural group of towers, the highest due to be topped by a 1776-feet spire, following an international contest for the replacement of the twin towers of the World Trade Center compound, which were destroyed in that city during an air terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. He also designed the new Jewish Museum in Berlin.
Lichtenberg-Ettinger, Bracha
Birth - Death : Active from the last two decades of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Bracha Lichtenberg-Ettinger first studied to become a psychoanalyst in Jerusalem and in London before devoting herself to art. She produced many installations made with documents, newspaper clippings, diagrams, photographs, signs and paintings and showed her works in France, Israel, England and Russia. She settled in Paris in 1982.
Lilo (Bouskila), Elie called Lilo
Birth - Death : 1934-
Nationality : Moroccan
Lilo worked as a painter and sculptor in Paris, where he often exhibited his works.
Lipchitz, Chaim Jacob Jacques
Birth - Death : 1891-1973
Nationality : Lithuanian then French
Lipchitz studied in Wilno and came to Paris for the first time in 1909. He then frequented the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Academie Julian but had to answer a call to be drafted in the Russian army three years later. He nevertheless managed to come back to France in 1914 and went on to produce Cubist works. First influenced by Brancusi and Modigliani, who painted his portrait, he evolved towards a more spontaneous expression through contours, arabesques and voids where movement primed over stability. From then on he moved back to a more baroque concept. Lipchitz went to the U.S during the Second World War.
Lippman-Wulf, Peter
Birth - Death : 1905-?
Nationality : German then American
Sculptor. Lippman-Wulf worked in New York.
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