British author Israel Zangwill (1864 – 1926), the son of Eastern-european Jewish immigrants, schooled in Spitalfields, became known as 'the Jewish Dickens' or 'the Dickens of the Ghetto'. His best-known novel 'Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People' (1892) was highly influential and his play 'The Melting Pot' popularised this term to describe the American absorbtion of multi-national immigrants and was praised by President Roosevelt.


  • Title: Portrait of Israel Zangwill
  • Creator: Alfred Wolmark
  • Date Created: 1925
  • Physical Dimensions: 24 x 21 cm
  • Type: drawing
  • Rights: © Alfred Wolmark estate
  • Medium: pen and ink on paper
  • Art Genre: portrait
  • Art Form: drawing
  • Support: paper
  • Depicted Person: Israel Zangwill

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