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Hermann Struck

August 29, 2010

Berlin, Germany, 1876 – Haifa, Israel, 1944

The master etcher, Hermann Struck is renowned for his landscapes of the Jewish homeland and small towns in Europe, as well as portraits of such figures as Einstein, Freud, Nietzsche and Oscar Wilde. Struck was a patriotic German and a proud Orthodox Jew; he was both a nationalist and Zionist. He studied art at the Berlin Academy and with Josef Israels. In 1923 Struck settled in Haifa and became one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. His most frequent subjects were images of Eastern European Jewry and the landscapes of Israel.

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