Hermann Struck 1876-1944, Accompanying Volume

Ruthi Ofek and Chana Schütz, 29.00 €

With contributions from Gideon Ofrat, Mickey Bernstein, Bea Schröttner, Ruthi Ofek and Chana Schütz
Hermann Struck – Berlin Artist and Early Zionist, 1876 –1922 Berlin, 1922 –1944 Haifa

The Berlin artist Hermann Struck was a unique figure in both Germany and the Land of Israel. He became well-known through his etchings of well-known Jewish faces, his portraits, and his landscapes. At the same time the Berlin Jew Hermann Struck was a Zionist from the beginning. In 1903 – on a return journey from the Land of Israel – he drew a portrait of Theodore Herzl, who would become an icon of Zionism. Hermann Struck was a German officer in the First World War and created hundreds of lithographs, mostly of the daily life of Eastern European Jews.

Hermann Struck was a German Zionist and at the same time a religious, observant Jew. He decided in 1922 to leave Germany and to establish himself in the Land of Israel. He died in 1944 in Haifa.

Two institutions, one from Israel and the other from Germany, the Open Museum in Tefen and the Centrum Judaicum in Berlin, came together to present the artistic wealth of his works and Hermann Struck as a person, as well as to understand his public activities. The majority of the works in this exhibition come from the Hermann-Struck-Archive, which is looked after and taken care of by Mickey Bernstein (Tel Aviv). The exhibition aims to present a general overview of an artist whose work was important for the art worlds of both Germany and Israel.

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