I have spent the past decade researching the art work of J.D. Kirszenbaum as well as its whereabouts.
This effort has resulted in the discovery of many works hidden from the public eye for decades. Many were found in the cellars of leading Museums in both national and private collections throughout France, Israel, Holland, Poland and Switzerland. Several were recently featured in two retrospectives exhibitions that took place this past year in major Israeli museums.
Dr. Caroline Goldberg Igra
Dr. Caroline Goldberg Igra holds a doctorate in the History of Art from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
Dr. Igra joined Nathan Diament's endeavor to revive the lost legacy of his great uncle, Polish artist Jechezkiel David Kirszenbaum, in 2008. Toward this effort she has published a monograph on the artist (Somogy éditions d'art, Paris), an article on his exploration of "loss" for Ars Judaica and curated groundbreaking exhibitions on the artist—the first at the Museum of Art, Ein Harod, and the second at Beit Hatfutsot, Tel Aviv.
Present and past Cooperations
Yasmin Hassidim is an Artist and a Website Designer.
Graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design with a master's degree in Fine Arts. Presented in several exhibitions, including: the Biennale VI for Drawing, Jerusalem, the WAS Biennale for private houses, and the Petah Tikva Museum.
Goethe-Institute Berlin, Germany (Director, CEO, Iro Wolf)
Goethe-Institute Tel Aviv, Israel
Yad Vashem – the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Israel
Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
Israel Museum, Israel
Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, Beit Hatfutsot, Israel
L'Arche & Fondation pour la Shoah, France
Foundacion por le Judaisme, France
Musee pour le Judaisme, France
Centre Pompidou- Bibliotheque Kandinsky, France
Frans Hals Museum, Netherlands
The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, U.S.A.
People who have participated and are voluntarily cooperating in this project.
Yael Goldman, mother of two, is working in different cultural contexts since the age of ten and organizes cultural events.
She is a vivid supporter of Nathan Diaments effort for many years as well as an engaged contributor to the Kirszenbaum legacy since 2020.
Dr. Marianne le Morvan
Founder and Director of the Berthe Weill’s Archives
Co-author with Denise Vernerey of the first French dictionary of woman art dealers
Biographer of the collector Auguste Bauchy
Author of the catalogue raisonné J. D. Kirszenbaum, and Edmond Kayser
Member of the International Advisory Boards of the Modgliani Project with Dr. Kenneth Wayne
Responsible of the Alfred Reth’s archives
Lecturer at L’Institut Catholique de Paris, Léonard de Vinci, and Université Paris
Contact : www.mariannelemorvan.com
She has taught since 1962 at what would become the Department of Art History at the Hebrew University. She has written extensively on modern art, concentrating both on modern Jewish art, especially on Chagall, as well as on Gauguin, and has produced a major book, Depiction and Interpretation: The Influence of the Holocaust on the Visual Arts. She has lectured extensively both in Israel and abroad on these and other subjects. In 2004, she received the Israel Prize for Art History for her work in Jewish art and her book on the Holocaust.
2012, graduated from High School with specialty in (arts plastiques)
- B.Sc. Comparative Studies of Culture and Religion (University of Marburg, Germany)
- M.A. Study of Religion: Transformations of Religion in Media and Society (University of Bremen, Germany)
Worked on the research of J. D. Kirszenbaum in Tel Aviv for three months through the cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Tel Aviv
Ruth Rey helped with the translation and contextualization of letters to and from Kirszenbaum, as well as newspaper articles about the artist written in German from the archives of the family collection. The results were the creation of an online database of the material as well as new traces on Kirszenbaums biography and his artwork’s whereabouts. She joined the research as an intern facilitated through the cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Tel Aviv, Israel in 2018.
Anna Taube joined the Kirszenbaum research through the cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Tel Aviv for six weeks in 2019. She was actively involved in the subjects of organizing and computerizing archives, communication regarding the exhibition in Solingen (Center for Persecuted Arts), updating the website as well as the recent newsletter and preparing applications for international conferences.
She graduated as a B. Sc. in Cultural Sciences and Hispanics from the University of Bremen and an M.A. in Management of Nonprofit-Organizations in the University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrueck, Germany. She now works in the field of International Development.
Maleen Jupe (Dipl.-Jur.)
Maleen Jupe is an art historian and lawyer from Berlin, Germany. She joined “the Kirszenbaum-Team” in 2017 and is currently writing her doctoral thesis about the painters life in Germany during the 1920s. In addition she works for a member of the German Bundestag as a Head of Office in his constituency.