Ephraim Moses Lilien

“Silent Song” from Levussove, M. S. The new art of an ancient people: the work of Ephraim Mose Lilien (1906).

The Leo Baeck Institute Library has a comprehensive collection of books designed by Ephraim Moses Lilien (1874-1925), an internationally renowned Austrian illustrator and printmaker. He is often considered as the most prominent Jewish artist to be associated with Art Noveau or Jugendstil, a new international style coming out of the European Secession movement at the turn of the twentieth century. Lilien is particularly noted for his art on Jewish and Zionist themes. As a member of the Zionist Movement, Lilien traveled to Ottoman Palestine several times between 1906 and 1918. He helped to establish the Bezalel Art School.

View the digitized Ephraim Moses Lilien Collection at the Leo Baeck Institute, which includes books, a small collection of postcards, etchings, and some original letters.

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