Samuel Hirszenberg was born in 1865 in Lodz, Poland.
The Sabbath Rest by Samuel Hirszenberg (1894), part of the Ben Uri permanent collection.
Samuel Hirszenberg biography
Samuel Hirszenberg was born in 1865 in Lodz, Poland. From the age of 15 he studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, continuing his studies at the Royal Academy of Arts in Munich until 1889. He was exhibited at the Kunstverein, Munich (1889), and in Paris, where he completed his training at the Académie Colarossi.
Hirszenberg returned to Poland in 1891 and settled in Lodz. His paintings focused on Jewish subjects: his painting The Eternal Jew was shown in 1900 at the Paris Salon. In 1901 he travelled in Italy, returning to live in Krakow. He emigrated to Palestine in 1907, lecturing at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. He died in Jerusalem in 1908.
Other work by Samuel Hirszenberg in the Ben Uri permanent collection
Female Figure Study
Sketch of Seven Figures Seated and Standing