3 Results for tag: Jewish

Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) Part II

The outbreak of World War I in 1914 increased the difficulties of Modigliani’s life. Alexandre and some of his other friends were at the front; his paintings did not sell; and his already delicate health was deteriorating because of his poverty, feverish work ethic, and abuse of alcohol and drugs. He was in the midst of a ... More

Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) Part I

Amedeo Modigliani was an Italian painter and sculptor, whose portraits and nudes—characterized by asymmetrical compositions, elongated figures, and a simple but monumental use of line—are among the most-important portraits of the 20th century. Modigliani was born into a Jewish family of merchants. As a child, he ... More

Reuven Rubin (1893-1974)

Reuven Rubin (Rubin Zelicovici) was born in Galaţi to a poor Romanian Jewish Hasidic family. He was the eighth of 13 children. In 1912, he left for Ottoman-ruled Palestine to study art at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Finding himself at odds with the artistic views of the Academy's teachers, he left for ... More