Tomb of Giovanni Segantini (1858-1899)

Hermann Struck1907

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

Gate in a stone wall of a graveyard with a headstone behind the gate. Church in distance with mountains in the background. Signed lower left. One of several versions of this subject by Hermann Struck.

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  • Title: Tomb of Giovanni Segantini (1858-1899)
  • Creator: Struck, Hermann
  • Date Created: 1907
  • Subject: Cemeteries
  • Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
  • Physical Dimensions: w41.2 x h28 cm
  • Artist Biography: Giovanni Segantini (January 15, 1858 - September 28, 1899) was an Italian painter known for his large pastoral landscapes of the Alps. He was one of the most famous artists in Europe in the late 19th century, and his paintings were collected by major museums. In later life, he combined a Divisionist painting style with Symbolist images of nature. He was active in Switzerland for most of his life. (source: Wikipedia);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: Etching
  • 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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