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Around Jewish Art
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Kotarba, Jan Birth - Death : Active circa 1850 Nationality : Polish
Kotarba studied painting in Cracow from 1850. It is not known whether he pursued an artistic career afterwards.
Kotsis, Aleksander Birth - Death : 1836-1877 Nationality : Polish
Kotsis painted some portraits of rabbis during his career.
Kottler, Moses Birth - Death : 1896-? Nationality : German then South African
Kottler came to South Africa with his family at 13 and then studied painting at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem before going to Munich in 1912. He then worked as a sculptor in Paris between 1914 and 1916, the year he returned to South Africa.
Kouliche, Michel Birth - Death : 1922- Nationality : French
Kouliche studied painting in Paris and worked under the influence of Kisling and Mane-Katz whom he befriended. He exhibited his works in France, the U.S, Canada and Belgium.
Kovner, Michael Birth - Death : 1948- Nationality : Israeli
Kovner studied at New York Studio School between 1972 and 1975 with Philip Guston, Mercedes Matter and Steven Sloman and has been active as a painter in Jerusalem.
Kovner, Saul Birth - Death : 1904-1982 Nationality : American
Kovner, Theodore Birth - Death : 1895-? Nationality : Ukrainian
Theodore Kovner studied painting in Saint Petersburg in 1912 and settled in 1923 in France, where he exhibited his works in many Paris Salons.
Kowalski, Alfred Wierusz Birth - Death : 1849-1915 Nationality : Polish
Kowalski painted some Judaic scenes in Poland.
Kowarski, Felicjan Szczesny Birth - Death : 1890-1948 Nationality : Polish
Kowarski depicted the sufferings of the Jewish people in some of his paintings.
Kowner, Jozef, Zelman Gotlieb Birth - Death : 1895-1967 Nationality : Polish
Kowner produced drawings in the ghetto of Lodz. Some of these are now in the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. He exhibited for the first time in Lodz in 1928 showing Symbolic compositions and still lifes. He was member of the “Start” group. According to certain sources an artist named Jozef Kowner was murdered in 1943 in Lodz.
Kozakiewicz, Antoni Birth - Death : 1841-1929 Nationality : Polish
Kozakiewicz produced some works depicting Jewish scenes.
Kozma, Istvan J. Birth - Death : 1937- Nationality : Hungarian
Kozma, Lajos Birth - Death : 1884-1948 Nationality : Hungarian
Kraemer Birth - Death : Early 20th Century Nationality : British
Krafft S. van Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Dutch
Van Kraff produced some works depicting Jewish scenes.
Krajcberg, Frans Birth - Death : 1921- Nationality : Polish then Brazilian
Krajcberg studied painting in Vitebsk between 1940 and 1941 just before the Nazis exterminated his family. He pursued his studies in 1945 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, where he met Baumeister and discovered the works of the Bauhaus' artists. He then settled in Brazil in 1948 and went in 1958 to Paris, where he met Chagall, Sonia Delaunay, Braque and Dubuffet. Krajcberg, who returned to Brazil in 1964, exhibited his works in Paris, Sao Paulo, Jerusalem, Zurich and Bahia. After producing Expressionist works, he turned to lyrical abstract painting. Krajcberg also worked as a sculptor.