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Gottlieb, Leopoldlocked

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Polish, 20th century, male.

Active in France, then in former Palestine.

Born 3 June 1879 or or, in Drohobycz; died 1934, in Jerusalem.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, lithographer, watercolourist. Religious subjects, figures, nudes, portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes.

Group of Five.

Leopold was the younger brother of the painter Moritz Gottlieb. He studied in Cracow, Munich, and then in Paris, where he settled for some time. After moving to Jerusalem, he taught at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. He was known in Vienna for several series of lithographs and copper engravings. He also received attention in 1915 for a series of colour drawings depicting battle scenes of the Polish Legion in 1914. He executed numerous portraits, Biblical themes and narrative compositions. Along with Eugene Zak, he depicted the plight of Polish Jews....

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