This idealized portrait of a praying Jew was created in 1946/37. Meidner’s portraits are often self-portraits, even if only individual parts of the face – here, the eyes – bear a resemblance to his own physiognomy. The artist created other features, including the figures’ beards, from his imagination.


  • Title: Male Portrait with Kippah
  • Creator: Ludwig Meidner (1884 - 1966)
  • Date Created: 1936/1937
  • Location Created: Cologne, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: 66,7 cm x 58,2 cm
  • Subject Keywords: prayer, judaism, portrait
  • Type: drawing
  • Rights: Ludwig Meidner Archiv
  • Medium: crayon

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