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

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

Moses
Moses

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

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

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

Refugees
Refugees

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

Man with a Cigarette
Man with a Cigarette

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

The accordionist
The accordionist

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

Man with Cow
Man with Cow

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

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

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

Jeremiah sculpture.jpg
Jeremiah sculpture.jpg

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

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