Wilhelm Wachtel: The King of Israel Viewing Jerusalem…

Who Is Wilhelm Wachtel? According to Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects: Wilhelm Wachtel was a Jewish-Polish realist painter and illustrator. Born in Lviv,[Ukraine], he studied at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts under Leon Wycz√≥Ňākowski and Leopold L√∂ffler, and then the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under Nikolaus Gysisa. He traveled to Vienna,…

Reuven Rubin: Arab Woman With Potted Plant (1923)

Distinctively Israeli Reuven Rubin is the eighth of 13 children born to a Romanian Jewish¬†Hasidic family. Jewish Virtual Library states, “Although born in Rumania and trained in art in Paris and Rumania, Reuven Rubin in many ways is a distinctly and distinctively Israeli artist. (JVL) Although he spends his life traveling between Romania, Paris, New…