Judaica Brass Hanukkah Lamp Menorah \ Jerusalem - Ludwig Wolpert
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A beautiful shiny brassHanukkah lamp by Ludwig Wolpert. Made with the clean smooth style that is associatedwith Wolpert's works. The base supports 6 branches that holds a flat platform of 8 candleholders and a raised servant light (Shamosh).In excellent condition
Markings on the base and on the leg read "WOLPERT ISrael"
Length: 8.2” / 21cm
Height: 7.5” / 19cm
Depth: 2" / 5cm
SKU: 15965 OK
Highly collectible, the perfect way to celebrate the festival of lights!
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Highly collectible, the perfect way to celebrate the festival of Yehuda Wolpert (1900 -1981)
Wolpert grew up in a traditional Jewish family. From 1916 to 1920 he studied sculpture at the School of Applied Arts in Frankfurt am Main. Between 1925 and 1928 he studied with Leo Horowitz, a representative of the Bauhaus style, the artistic use of metals. Wolpert 1930 created his first Judiaca work, a Seder plate. In 1933 he emigrated to Palestine where he became professor in 1935 at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem. Wolpert was one of the most influential designers of Jewish art objects, and created in the next few decades, many public works. 1948 gave the first Israeli President Chaim Weizmann, a Torah scrolls as a gift to Harry S. Truman. Furthermore, Wolpert also designed the entrance area of the synagogue of the John F. Kennedy Airport and the synagogue of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. His works are distinguished by their modern style, the clean geometric shapes and the absence of ornamentation.1956, Wolpert, director of the Tobe Pascher Workshop at the Jewish Museum (NYC), an institution for religious Jewish artists and their students. He was also a professor at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles. 1976, he received an honorary doctorate of Spertus College of Judaica in Chicago. In the same year the Jewish Museum organized a major retrospective of his work. Wolpert's work can amongst others represented in the collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh (Penn.) and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. His estate is located in the Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History, New York.
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