Germany

 

Kirszenbaum's studies at the Bauhaus exposed him to many of the most avant-garde artistic styles including constructivism, expressionism and even early abstraction. His graphic works from this period utilize a strongly linear, angular cubistic style to capture life in the shtetl . His work as an illustrator for local Berlin newspapers allowed him to adapt this style to the social life and morals of the contemporary Berlin population.

Self Portrait 1925.jpg
Self Portrait 1925.jpg

Self-portrait, c. 1925, oil on canvas, 55x37.5cm, Frans Hals Museuem collection, Haarlem

Misery
Misery

Misery,c.1925,watercolour on paper, 35,5x25 cm Warsaw Jewish Historical Institute Museum

Studying the Maimonide.jpg
Studying the Maimonide.jpg

Studying the Maimonide, 1925, ink on paper, 50 x 32 cm, Family collection