Abraham Neumann Biography – Jacob Samuel

Abraham Neumann, a Jewish painter, was born in Sierpc, Poland, in 1873 and died in the Krakow Ghetto in 1942. Being a son of a writer, he spent his early years in his family estate in the countryside. In 1892, at the age of 19, he went to Warsaw to study painting and later, after being influenced by Hirszenberg, he decided to study in Krakow’s Academy of Fine Arts. 
In 1903, he studied in Paris at the Academie Julian. At that time, he also visited England, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. In addition, he also spent time in Israel prior to its founding (British mandate in Palestine), and in the United States where traveled after the First World War. He taught at the Betzalel School of Art and Crafts in Jerusalem during the years 1925-1927. In 1909, he took part in an exhibition of a plein air at the in Rybiniszki in the Polish Livonia [eastern Latvia]. He lived in Zakopane, Poland, Vienna, and Krakow.
His works consist of paintings of landscapes from the Tatra Mountains, Kazimierz Dolny, Brittany, Palestine, as well as portraits and still lives. He was the first Jewish painter from Poland to go to Palestine in 1904, and also the first to encounter the challenges posed to painting there, including the different kind of light. He struggled to solve these problems for a long time, and by his second journey to Israel (prior to its founding), local themes had become permanent characteristics in his work.
He belonged to the Krakow branch of the Polish Artists’ Union and to the Association of Jewish Painters and Sculptors in Krakow. He participated in the “Sztuka” exhibitions, held individual exhibitions in Krakow and Lvov in Warsaw, Lodz, and Berlin. He also took part in the “Secession” exhibitions in Vienna and in 1916 he took part in the Jewish Art exhibitions in Warsaw.
Abraham Neumann, a Jewish painter, was born in Sierpc, Poland, in 1873 and died in the Krakow Ghetto in 1942. Being a son of a writer, he spent his early years in his family estate in the countryside. In 1892, at the age of 19, he went to Warsaw to study painting and later, after being influenced by Hirszenberg, he decided to study in Krakow’s Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1903, he studied in Paris at the Academie Julian. At that time, he also visited England, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. In addition, he also spent time in Israel prior to its founding (British mandate in Palestine), and in the United States where traveled after the First World War. He taught at the Betzalel School of Art and Crafts in Jerusalem during the years 1925-1927. In 1909, he took part in an exhibition of a plein air at the in Rybiniszki in the Polish Livonia [eastern Latvia]. He lived in Zakopane, Poland, Vienna, and Krakow.
His works consist of paintings of landscapes from the Tatra Mountains, Kazimierz Dolny, Brittany, Palestine, as well as portraits and still lives. He was the first Jewish painter from Poland to go to Palestine in 1904, and also the first to encounter the challenges posed to painting there, including the different kind of light. He struggled to solve these problems for a long time, and by his second journey to Israel (prior to its founding), local themes had become permanent characteristics in his work.
He belonged to the Krakow branch of the Polish Artists’ Union and to the Association of Jewish Painters and Sculptors in Krakow. He participated in the “Sztuka” exhibitions, held individual exhibitions in Krakow and Lvov in Warsaw, Lodz, and Berlin. He also took part in the “Secession” exhibitions in Vienna and in 1916 he took part in the Jewish Art exhibitions in Warsaw.
Abraham Neumann, a Jewish painter, was born in Sierpc, Poland, in 1873 and died in the Krakow Ghetto in 1942. Being a son of a writer, he spent his early years in his family estate in the countryside. In 1892, at the age of 19, he went to Warsaw to study painting and later, after being influenced by Hirszenberg, he decided to study in Krakow’s Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1903, he studied in Paris at the Academie Julian. At that time, he also visited England, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. In addition, he also spent time in Israel prior to its founding (British mandate in Palestine), and in the United States where traveled after the First World War. He taught at the Betzalel School of Art and Crafts in Jerusalem during the years 1925-1927. In 1909, he took part in an exhibition of a plein air at the in Rybiniszki in the Polish Livonia [eastern Latvia]. He lived in Zakopane, Poland, Vienna, and Krakow.
His works consist of paintings of landscapes from the Tatra Mountains, Kazimierz Dolny, Brittany, Palestine, as well as portraits and still lives. He was the first Jewish painter from Poland to go to Palestine in 1904, and also the first to encounter the challenges posed to painting there, including the different kind of light. He struggled to solve these problems for a long time, and by his second journey to Israel (prior to its founding), local themes had become permanent characteristics in his work.
He belonged to the Krakow branch of the Polish Artists’ Union and to the Association of Jewish Painters and Sculptors in Krakow. He participated in the “Sztuka” exhibitions, held individual exhibitions in Krakow and Lvov in Warsaw, Lodz, and Berlin. He also took part in the “Secession” exhibitions in Vienna and in 1916 he took part in the Jewish Art exhibitions in Warsaw.

 

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