Study of the Talmud - Google Cultural Institute
Man with beard holding up and reading an enormous book. In lower left, signed and numbered III/4, proof.
Title: Study of the Talmud
Description: Man with beard holding up and reading an enormous book. In lower left, signed and numbered III/4, proof.
Date Created: 19th-20th century
Physical Format: w15.4 x h23 cm
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Artist Biography: Hermann Struck was born Chaim Aaron ben David in 1876 in Germany. He is best known as a master etcher, lithographer and early Zionist. He studied for five years at the Berlin Academy and in 1908 wrote Die Kunst des Radierens (The Art of Etching), while mentoring artists such as Marc Chagall, Max Liebermann and Lesser Ury. His art was included in an exhibition at the Fifth Zionist Congress and he helped establish the religious Zionist movement called Mizrachi. Struck was an Orthodox Jew but believed that culture and religion could thrive cooperatively in Israel. He immigrated to Haifa where he created an artistic community and participated in the development of the Tel Aviv Museum and the Bezalel art school in Jerusalem. He died in 1944.
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
Display Date: 19th-20th century