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Image number
LBI6340737
Title
Portrait of Karl Schwarz, c.1920 (etching, ink on paper)
Artist
Struck, Hermann (1876-1944) / German
Location
Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History, NY, USA
Medium
etching, ink on paper
Date
c. 1920 AD (C20th AD)
Dimensions
22.3x19 cms
Description
Art historian Karl Schwarz was the director of the short-lived Jewish Museum in Berlin. He emigrated to Palestine in 1933 and became the director of the Tel Aviv Museum.;Hermann Struck was born Chaim Aaron ben David in 1876 in Germany. He is best known as a master etcher, lithographer and early Zionist. He studied for five years at the Berlin Academy and in 1908 wrote Die Kunst des Radierens (The Art of Etching), while mentoring artists such as Marc Chagall, Max Liebermann and Lesser Ury. His art was included in an exhibition at the Fifth Zionist Congress and he helped establish the religious Zionist movement called Mizrachi. Struck was an Orthodox Jew but believed that culture and religion could thrive cooperatively in Israel. He immigrated to Haifa where he created an artistic community and participated in the development of the Tel Aviv Museum and the Bezalel art school in Jerusalem. He died in 1944.;The German mathematician Karl Hermann Amandus Schwarz was born 1843 in Hermsdorf, Silesia (now Jerzmanowa, Poland). After working at various German universities, he moved to Berlin, where he was a member of the Berlin Academy of Science and taught at Humboldt University.
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© Leo Baeck Institute / Photo © Leo Baeck Institute / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
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