I have a family that has commissioned me to find all of the Jewish paintings I can find. He has given me no financial budgeting. I’m not certain why he doesn’t have directives set up for me to follow; he just wants to amass a collection quickly.
I discovered an oil on canvas that was a Jewish painting called Jewish meeting. The artist was Amparo Cruz Herrera. The artist is Spanish and this work exuded grace. I loved it a lot. I purchased it for eight thousand dollars. My benefactor was happy with the purchase.
My customer made no differentiation between Jewish paintings that were of a religious nature and those that were only painted by a Jewish person. I bought a rare Leon Bakst that was dated 1910. His subject was an individual in an exotic costume. I’m not sure where my client plans to display it.
The next Jewish painting I found for him was a cityscape in oil of a deserted house in Veroia. This painting only cost six 1000 dollars. Veroia is a Jewish neighborhood in northern Greece. I thought that this painting was a little bit unsettling.
I discovered one other good Jewish painting for my customer. The title of the painting was Juedisches Oesterreich Jewish Austria and was created by Frank Ettenberg in 2004. The person that sold me the painting stated that the painting evoked a sense of the artist’s state of being face to face with nationalism, his ethnic identity and an existential situation.
I discovered another Jewish painting I liked for four 1000 dollars. The oil painting called Birds of Paradise was painted by Maurice Sterne. Sterne was a Jewish immigrant from Russia. He was the first person to possess a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He exhibited 174 paintings, drawings and sculptures.
I discovered a Jewish painting of a cat that sold for thirty 500 dollars. The artist of this work was Wettingfeld Zarojewski. I couldn’t find any other work from this artist at all. My customer really liked it. He is also a cat lover additionally being a collector of Jewish art.
There was a marvelous Jewish painting of a lady seated. I fell in love with it on sight. The woman depicted looks so reflective and comfortable. I feel calm just gazing at her.
I finally found a conscientiously significant Jewish painting for my customer. The artist was Joan Landis and the title of the painting was Simhat Torah. This is the painting that was used by Pomegranate Publishing for their 2003 calendar and their greeting cards. I thought it was lovely.
I love to the Jewish painting by Joan Landis so much that I found more of her work. I purchased two paintings. One or more of the paintings was named Shabbat and the other one was Mikveh. I took the three that I purchased to my client and he fell in love with them. He asked me to find more of her work.
I found more work by Joan Landis and I purchased every body I came upon. I found three lots of the Jewish paintings on eBay at reasonable prices. I purchased Shavuot, Purim and Birth for three thousand dollars each. I felt like I got a bargain.
I love to the colors in the Jewish painting I bought called The Tailor Shop. This painting was developed by Jacob Glushakow. He was an involved member of the Jewish community in Baltimore. His mothers and fathers were immigrants from Russia at the beginning of WW1. He has a painting that is still kept in the permanent collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art.
I was fortunate to find two Jacob Glushakow Jewish paintings on the same buying trip. The other painting I discovered was entitled Barn in Maryland. I liked it a lot and my customer was very pleased with what I brought for him.
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