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Bergner, Yosl (Vladimir Jossif)locked

(b Vienna, Oct 13, 1920). Israeli painter of Austrian birth, active in Australia.
  • Jan Minchin

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He grew up in Warsaw. His father, the pseudonymous Jewish writer Melech Ravitch, owned books on German Expressionism, which were an early influence. Conscious of rising anti-Semitism in Poland, Ravitch visited Australia in 1934 and later arranged for his family to settle there. Bergner arrived in Melbourne in ...

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