Artwork Title: Self Portrait

Self Portrait, 1907

Samuel Hirszenberg

Karl Schwartz in Jewish Artists of the 19th and 20th Centuries [Philosophical Library, New York, 1949] schreef over Samuel Hirszenberg. “That the life of Samuel Hirszenberg came to an end just when his art began to take a decisive turn was a fateful loss. Hirszenberg came from Lodz. He studied in Cracow and Munich in the '80's, suffering great privation, and then lived in his hometown for 17 years, where he painted a large number of pictures with Jewish content. On the whole his portrayals are pretty sentimental, as for instance the pictures “Jeshiba”; “A little piece of politics” and “Sabbath Afternoon”. These themes, recited in a leisurely narrative tone, are followed by several with an over-emphasized dramatic display: “The Jewish Cemetery” and “The Eternal Jew”. []
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