Old Jewish Carter, Kowno

Hermann Struckcirca 1915

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

Elderly Jew pulling a cart. He wears a cap and a large apron. Street in background. Signature in pencil, lower right.

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  • Title: Old Jewish Carter, Kowno
  • Creator: Struck, Hermann
  • Date Created: circa 1915
  • Subject: Jews in art
  • Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
  • Physical Dimensions: w21 x h18 cm
  • 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.
  • Type: Lithograph
  • 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: Ink on paper


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