Early Period

"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.

Watercarrier
Watercarrier

Staszow Watercarrier, 1942, oil on canvas, 50 x 40cm, Family collection

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Cossack Pogrom
Cossack Pogrom

Cossack pogrom, ink on paper, engraving, c. 1930, published in "Magazin fur Alle," 1932, 25 x 27cm, 'Family collection.

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Man carrying wood
Man carrying wood

Man Carrying Wood, 1941, oil on canvas, 47x41cm, Family collection

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Fiddler
Fiddler

The shtetl violinist, c.1925, 90x71cm, Frans Hals Museum

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Dance of Hassidim
Dance of Hassidim

Dance of the Hassidim, c. 1930, drypoint on paper, 25 x 17.5 cm, Family collection

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Old Jew in Snowy Landscape
Old Jew in Snowy Landscape

Old Jew in snowy landscape, c. 1937, oil on canvas, 76x54cm, The Israel Museum

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