France

 

Kirszenbaum's immediate involvement with the avant-garde "School of Paris" afforded him exposure to the former generation's new occupation with light, broken brushwork and a focus on everyday life and the even more modern exploration of expressionism in both subject and means. During this period the artist delved into both mystical memories of the life left behind in the shtetl as well as the tragic experience of the displaced Jews.

Messiah and Angels
Messiah and Angels

Messiah and Angels arriving in the village, 1942-44, oil on canvas, 40x 45cm, Family collection

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Jewish Villagers Greeting the Messiah.jpg
Jewish Villagers Greeting the Messiah.jpg

The Jewish Villagers greeting the Messiah, 1937, oil on cardboard, 59x69cm, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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Moses
Moses

Moses, 1947, oil on canvas, each panel: 132x195 cm, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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There is no Place for Jews
There is no Place for Jews

There is no place for Jews in our world, no date, oil on canvas, 40x33cm, Family collection

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Portrait of Jew with Pipe
Portrait of Jew with Pipe

Portrait of a Jew with a pipe, no date, oil on canvas, 61x45cm, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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Refugees
Refugees

Refugees, no date, oil on canvas, 132x113cm, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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Man with a Cigarette
Man with a Cigarette

Man with Cow, Watercolor, 1947-48, Fond Nationale d'Art Contemporain

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The accordionist
The accordionist

The accordionist, watercolor on silk, 30x25cm, c.1936, Family collection

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Man with Cow
Man with Cow

Man with Cow, Watercolor, 1947-48, Fond Nationale d'Art Contemporain

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Man with Cow (detail)
Man with Cow (detail)

Man with Cow, Watercolor, 1947-48, Fond Nationale d'Art Contemporain (part)

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Jeremiah sculpture.jpg
Jeremiah sculpture.jpg

1945, Sculpture terracotta, 30cm, Marc Vaux photograph.

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Exodus of Mother and two children
Exodus of Mother and two children

Exodus of Mother with two children, 1945, oil on cardboard, 37x37cm, Family Collection

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