Portrait of a Coal Miner

Eva Lichtensteinapproximately 1915-1919

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

Head portrait of a man turning toward right. Initialed "EL" bottom right.

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  • Title: Portrait of a Coal Miner
  • Creator: Lichtenstein, Eva
  • Date Created: approximately 1915-1919
  • Subject: Coal miners in art
  • Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
  • Physical Dimensions: w25.4 x h30.5 cm
  • Artist Biography: Eva Lichtenstein was born in Koenigsberg in 1895 to Dr. Max Lichtenstein and his wife Johanna. Her artistic talents were recognized when she was a teenager and she studied at the Kunstakademie in Koenigsberg under Professor Heinrich Wolff and briefly, in 1915, under Hans Hofmann in Munich. In 1920, she married Leo Freyer and moved to Berlin. The couple emigrated to New York in 1939. Her artistic work focused on portraits of people with different backgrounds, including her family and friends and members of the German working class. She experimented with various media, charcoal and pencil, oil, watercolor, and lithography.
  • Type: Drawing
  • 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: Charcoal on paper


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