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Jecheskiel Dawid Kirszenbaum (Kirschenbaum) was a Polish Jewish artist, born in Staszów in 1900. He went to Germany in 1920, working as a Hebrew teacher. In 1923 he studied at Bauhaus in Weimar under Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. Kirszenbaum moved to Berlin in 1925 and worked as a cartoonist for several leftist newspapers. In 1933 he emigrated to Paris. In 1940 Kirszenbaum 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 and became a French citizien. Jecheskiel Dawid Kirszenbaum died in 1954.

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Kirszenbaum, J. D., (Jecheskiel Dawid), 1900-1954: Paul von Jecheskiel, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 2004.22.

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Kirszenbaum, J. D., (Jecheskiel Dawid), 1900-1954

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