"The shtetl period"
While no early works of the artist survive, slightly later examples indicate much of the artist's experience in his formative years. These works concentrate on various individuals remembered from his childhood in Staszow and include both local characters occupied in everyday activities and those rabbinical students busy studying in the heder.
Staszow Watercarrier, 1942, oil on canvas, 50 x 40cm, Family collection
Cossack pogrom, ink on paper, engraving, c. 1930, published in "Magazin fur Alle," 1932, 25 x 27cm, 'Family collection.
Man Carrying Wood, 1941, oil on canvas, 47x41cm, Family collection
The shtetl violinist, c.1925, 90x71cm, Frans Hals Museum
Dance of the Hassidim, c. 1930, drypoint on paper, 25 x 17.5 cm, Family collection
Old Jew in snowy landscape, c. 1937, oil on canvas, 76x54cm, The Israel Museum