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Jecheskiel Dawid Kirszenbaum (Kirschenbaum) was a Polish Jewish artist born in Staszów in 1900. He went to Germany in 1920 and first lived on giving Hebrew instruction. In 1923 he studied at the Bauhaus in Weimar under Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. In 1925 he moved to Berlin and worked as a cartoonist for several leftists newspapers. In 1933 he emigrated to Paris, and in 1940 he was classified as a degenerate artist, and much of his artwork was destroyed. He fled to Switzerland in 1941. After living briefly in Brazil, he returned to Paris in 1949 where he became a citizien and died in 1954.

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Kirszenbaum, Jecheskiel Dawid, 1900-1954: Paul von Jechezkiel, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 2004.22.

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