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Jacob Steinhardt
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Jacob Steinhardt

Rosh Pina
Rosh Pina

The Prophet
The Prophet


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Born in Zerkow, Poland. studied at the Berlin Arts and Crafts School, painting with Levis Corinth and etching with Hermann Struck.

Steinhardt's work underwent tremendous changes in style and content during his life; his early work was related to the German expressionism, Ludwig Meidner and him founded the Pathetiker movement in 1912.

Steindardt joined the army in World War One; in tha period of his army service he felt more connected to the Jews he met in Lithuania, and he started to paint Jewish themes. 
He immigrated to Israel in 1934 and settled in Jerusalem.

Thought he was best known for his woodcuts, Steinhardt worked on his themes in many media, and always thought himself primarily as a painter. His German roots were extremely strong. however, from the start, his Jewish identity played an important part in his life.

On fleeing Nazi Germany, Steindardt made a conscious choice to set aside his German artistic identity and to integrate into Jewish and Israeli art, becoming an influential teacher of the younger generation.

Steinhardt differed from many other Israeli artists in stressing the Jewish side of his personality more fully than they did, in his choice of biblical subjects which often reflected his sensitivity to the pain of others and in his constant stress on message of peace.

for further reading:
- Aryeh Tepper, "Where Have All the Prophets Gone?", Jewish Ideas Daily,  
  18.1.2011   >> link to the full article

- Ziva Amishai- Maisles, Steinhardt in the Land of Israel, exhibition catalogue,   Jacob and Israel- Homeland and identity in the work of Jakob Steindhardt,    
  1998, The Open Museum, Tefen
- Jakob Steinhardt - Der Prophet, 1995, exhibition catalouge, Jewish 
  Museum, Berlin, Germany 
- Eli Bar-On and Ziva Amishai-Maisels, The Late Woodcuts of Jakob
, 1987, Bar-On, Nahariya
- Ziva Amishai- Maisles, Jakob Steinhardt: Etchings and Lithographs
  1981, Dvir, Tel Aviv
 Ziva Amishai- Maisles,"Steinhardt's Call for Peace," Journal of Jewish Art,
   vol.3-4, 1977, pp. 90-102





Original art works by Jacob Steinhardt can be found at the Engel Galleries Israeli art collection.

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