Outdoor View, Theresienstadt

Otto Karas1944

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

Clock tower and other buildings in background. Two trees dominate the foreground on the right right. Signed and dated lower left.

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  • Title: Outdoor View, Theresienstadt
  • Creator: Karas, Otto
  • Date Created: 1944
  • Subject: Towers in art
  • Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
  • Physical Dimensions: w27 x h23.1 cm
  • Artist Biography: Otto Karas (pseudonym for Kaufman) was born in a traditional Jewish family in Prague in 1896. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and worked as an illustrator. He did many paintings, engravings and sketches of his native city. He was deported to Theresienstadt, where he signed many sketches "OKaras". He was deported to Auschwitz in September 1944, where he perished.
  • Type: Watercolor
  • 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: Watercolor and pencil on paper attached to a paper mat