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Eugen Spiro was born Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) in 1874. His father was a synagogue cantor. He studied in Munich under Franz von Stuck and in addition to many travels abroad worked chiefly in Berlin until 1935. He fled the country for France and later New York City, where he died in 1972. He is most famous for his paintings and drawings of landscapes and for his life sketches and portraits of famous conductors and musicians.
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Spiro, Eugen, 1874-1972: The artist's first wife on her deathbed, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 78.233.
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