The portrait is of a stern looking gentleman, possibly in his sixties with thick white hair. He has deep set dark eyes and is staring out at the viewer.


  • Title: Portrait of a Man
  • Creator: Feist, Herbert
  • Date Created: 26/12/1940
  • Subject: Men in art
  • Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
  • Physical Dimensions: w34 x h43.2 cm
  • Artist Biography: Herbert Feist was born in Mannheim, Germany. He married Edith Gruenthal in 1934 and immigrated to the United States in 1936. He became a patent attorney and, in the 1960s, opened an art gallery on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He expressed his life long love of music in his many sketches of musicians and was also an amateur musician. He died in New York in 1981.
  • 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, pencil and white chalk on paper

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