Jakob Eisenscher 1896–1980 Oil On Woood Painting Israel Roofs Of Italy
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Jakob Eisenscher 1896–1980 Oil On Woood Painting Israel Roofs Of Italy:
Jakob Eisenscher 1896–1980OIL ON WOOOD PAINTINGROOFS OF ITALYBefore World War II, many talented Jewish artists worked in Europe.Most of them died during the Holocaust. The smaller part managed to emigrate to Palestine. However, in Palestine they turned out to be unclaimed and, at best, successfully managed to get a job as a drawing teacher in the gymnasium.Nevertheless, they were very talented and today their paintings could be striking the best museums in Europe and America.Our goal is to find these pictures in Israel, if it is necessary to restore and show the talent of these artists to the whole World.Jakob Eisenscher was born in Czernowitz, Bukovina in 1896. As a young man, Eisenscher attended the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. In his youth, Eisenscher was associated with a group of Jewish intellectuals that included Itsik Manger, Eliezer Steinbarg, Bernard Reder and othersIn 1914, he was drafted and sent to the Russian front in Galicia. In 1915, while stationed in the Alps, he was taken prisoner by the Italian army. He remained in a prisoner-of-war camp throughout World War I and spent much of his time painting. After the war, Eisenscher returned to Czernowitz and worked as a photographer.Eisenscher immigrated to France in the early 1930s. He worked in Paris for five years, during which he was exposed to Cubism and became heavily influenced by the work of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.In 1935, Eisenscher immigrated to Israel. He studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design later teaching there, between 1952–67. There, Eisenscher worked with many Israeli artists, many of whom later became well known, prominent figures in Israeli art. Eisenscher exhibited his work all over the world.In the beginning of his career, Eisenscher produced drawings, woodcuts and figurative paintings. Influenced by German Expressionism, Eisenscher eventually began creating portraits and figurative paintings. By the 1950s, he was interested in painting Cubist-style landscapes which became a major focus for him. His paintings also included visions of the Jewish "shtetls" in Eastern Europe, markets, synagogues and scenes of Israel and its people. His series "Gate" (1969) received much attention as well as the painting "The Night of the 29th of November" which is part of the Knesset collection
Jakob Eisenscher died in 1980.