Reuven Rubin: Landscape near Jerusalem (1968)

Distinctively Israeli Reuven Rubin (1893-1974) is the eighth of 13 children born to a Romanian Jewish Hasidic family in Galaţi. Rubin studies art at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem and Ecole des Beaux Arts and Academie Colarossi in Paris. “Although born in Romania and trained in art in Paris and Romania, Reuven Rubin … is…

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 Wyczółkowski and Leopold Löffler, and then the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under Nikolaus Gysisa. He traveled to Vienna,…

Reuven Rubin and Itzhak Perelman: Jewish Art and Music

  Reuven Rubin’s painting, Chassidic Dancers,  appeared on the cover of the CD, Itzhak Perelman, In the Fiddler’s House, Angel/EMI Records, 1995. Listen to one song from the album:       Click For Enlarged Image       Art Details Reuven Rubin (1893 – 1974) CHASSIDIC DANCERS, (1968) Signed Rubin and in Hebrew (lower…

Reuven Rubin: Galilean Landscape (1929)

Galilean Landscape According to Christie’s, “In 1922 Rubin [returns] to Palestine, settling in Tel-Aviv: Galilean Landscape [is] painted during this period of rekindled communion with the land. The 1920s [see] Rubin becoming an artistic regenerative force in the burgeoning art community.” Christie’s writes about this painting: Executed in the 1920s, ‘Galilean Landscape’ exemplifies Reuven Rubin’s…

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…

Chaim Soutine: View of Cagnes (c.1925)

“Someone Has Killed Soutine!” Chaim Soutine once horrified his neighbours in Paris by keeping an animal carcass in his studio to model for his painting called, not surprisingly, Carcass of Beef. The stench drove them to send for the police, whom Soutine promptly lectured on the relative importance of art over hygiene. There’s a story…

Reuven Rubin: Autumn Landscape, Peekskill, New York (1928)

Visit to New York According to Christie’s, in 1928 Reuven Rubin visited Adolph Stone, a Romanian friend who had a country home in Peekskill, New York. Rubin produced this painting of that home.   Click For Enlarged Detail:     Details: Reuven Rubin (1893-1974) Autumn Landscape, Peekskill, New York signed and signed again in Hebrew…

Marc Chagall: Art and Revolution

New Exhibit at The Jewish Museum Diane Cole, in her article “Chagall The Revolutionary – Exhibit on his short-lived People’s Art School in Vitebsk suggests a rethinking of his work”, says the following: “The Russian Jewish artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) made famous the steeples and rooftops of his native Vitebsk, along with the ebullient lovers,…