Hermann Struck

Hermann Struck (1876-1944) was born in Berlin, Germany. He studied painting privately with Konrad Fehr, and in 1895 began studying at the Royal High School of Plastic Arts. After completing his studies, he approached the work of Max Liebermann and Yosef Yisraelis. At the same time, his Jewish consciousness intensified in his art. In 1908 his book "Die Kunst des Radierens" ( translated to: The Art of Etching) was published, which made him one of the best known print artists in Germany. Between 1919-1915 he was drafted into the German army during the First World War. During this period he was exposed to Jewish life in Eastern Europe. In 1922 he immigrated to Israel and settled in Haifa. He was involved in the establishment of the Tel Aviv Museum and the Eretz Israel Art Foundation at Bezalel. In addition to his artistic activities, Struck was a Zionist activist in the Mizrachi movement and participated in several meetings of the World Zionist Congress. He was a member of the Zionist General Council and served as a member of the board of directors of the Jewish National Fund.
Although he created in the medium of painting, most of his fame came from his work in the print industry. He has often created portraits and landscapes in techniques such as lithography and etching. During his lifetime he published several works. A large part of his work was devoted to Jewish and Zionist themes.

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