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Wilhelm Wachtel was a Jewish-Polish realist painter and illustrator. Born in Lviv, he studied at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts under Leon Wyczółkowski and Leopold Löffler, and then the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under Nikolaus Gysisa. He traveled to Vienna, Paris, and Palestine. He often depicted scenes of Jewish life and topics, and was featured in a number of exhibits. He settled in Palestine in 1936, but emigrated to the United States after the start of World War II. Unfortunately, many of his works were lost during that time.
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Wachtel, Wilhelm, 1875-1942: Jewish Refugees, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 92.1.
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