Profile of man in Middle-Eastern garb and skullcap. Signed and dated in ink, lower right.


  • Title: Head of Man at Helovan
  • Creator: Struck, Hermann
  • Date Created: 1939
  • Subject: Portraits
  • Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
  • Physical Dimensions: w19.7 x h28.5 cm
  • Artist Biography: Struck was a master of etching and book illustration. He taught the art of printmaking to Marc Chagall, Max Liebermann, and Arno Nadel and his monograph on the art of etching is a classic in the field. Struck was both an Orthodox Jew and a Zionist, however, his outlook on the world was decidedly cosmopolitan. This is also evident in his countless portraits, from Friedrich Nietzsche to Sigmund Freud, and impressions from his wide travels. While on service in the German Army during World War I, he came into contact with the Jewish Communities of Galicia and Lithuania. During this time, he created a series of sketches in Eastern Europe, which he lated turned into a book together with Arnold Zweig, titled "The Face of East European Jewry". In 1923, he emigrated to Palestine, where he was among the Bezalel School in Jerusalem.
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: This material may be used for personal, research, and educational purposes only. Any other use without prior authorization is prohibited. Please contact LBI librarians at lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org for further information.
  • External Link: LBI Art Collection, Center for Jewish History
  • Medium: painting

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