German Expressionism in Israel

As the Nazi party rose to power, Israel saw a mass immigration of Jewish thinkers, many of them artists. led by Jacob Steinhardt and Hermann Struck, they brought the German expressionism of the 20's with them, and so a wave of broad strokes, expressive colors and sharp woodcuts could be prominently seen. This movement started by expressing this newfound land and it's people as well as the stories of the bible, but later, as the war came and went, many of these artists, who were either saved before the war or now came back from hell, used the terrors of the war and the holocaust in their work.
Here you will find works by artists of the movement during and after the periods of which the movement worked, as well as artists influenced by it and its ideologies.

© 2018 by the Engel Gallery.

13 Shlomzion Hamalka st. Jerusalem
100 Ben Yehuda st. Tel-Aviv

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