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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.
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Kosso, Elloul or Elul
Birth - Death : 1920-1995
Nationality : Russian then Israeli
Born in Mourom, Russia, Kosso settled in Palestine with his family in 1924. He began his studies in 1939 in Danziger's studio whose Canaanite sculptures were of a great influence on his work. Kosso continued his studies at the Chicago Art Institute, where he became acquainted with pre-Columbian sculpture. In 1948, two years after his return in Palestine, he was one of the founding members of the «New Horizons Group». He later settled in Canada.
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.
Krajcberg, Frans
Birth - Death : 1921-
Nationality : Polish then Brazilian
See Painters' section.
Kratko, Szymon
Birth - Death : 19th-20th Century
Nationality : Polish
Sculptor.
Kretz, Leopold
Birth - Death : 1907-1990
Nationality : Polish
Kretz studied art in Lwow and in Cracow at 19. He then went to France and took part in many exhibitions there. After the Second World War, he taught art at the Grande Chaumiere studios, in Rheims and in Paris again. Influenced by Rodin, Rude and Despiau, Kretz also worked as a painter.
Krief, Lucien
Birth - Death : 1961-
Nationality : French then Israeli
Born in Nice, southern France, Krief studied at the Haifa University in 1979 and exhibited his sculptures in France, Switzerland, New York, Israel, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Chicago and Ontario from 1981. Running his own gallery in Jerusalem he has been producing works under the inspiration of the Bible.
Krinski, Michael
Birth - Death : 1972-
Nationality : Israeli
Sculptor.
Kron, Kara Mihaly
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : Hungarian
Sculptor.
Kroner, Kurt
Birth - Death : 1885-?
Nationality : German
Sculptor. Kroner studied in Italy, in Paris under Rodin and in Munich. He then lived in Berlin until his death. The Nazis later destroyed most of his works during World War Two.
Kudish, Shmuel
Birth - Death : 1926-
Nationality : Ukrainian then Israeli
Kudish studied painting in Moscow and made mosaics and frescoes. He immigrated to Israel in 1972 and also produced carved relief pieces.
Kulwanski or Kulvianski, Isaya
Birth - Death : 1892-1970
Nationality : Lithuanian
Kulwanski studied painting in Wilno Vilnius
Kuna, Henryk
Birth - Death : 1885-1945?
Nationality : Polish
Kuna studied in P. Welonski's studio and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow from 1902 to 1904. Kuna came from a very religious Jewish family and had to overcome the resistance of his parents when he decided to become a sculptor. He was influenced by Rodin in his early works and became fascinated by Aristide Maillol's art around 1910. In the 1930s he turned to portraits sculpture.
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