Show all records
· Click image for high resolution zoom or multiple image views.
· We welcome fair use of this content. Please credit the Leo Baeck Institute in your citation.

Biographical Information

Herbert Feist (1903-1981) was born in Mannheim, Germany to Dr. David Walter Feist (1864-1921) and Auguste Feist née Herschel (1878-1930). Herbert was an artist in Germany, selling his sketches of people to various publications. In 1934, he married Edith née Gruenthal (born 1912). After their immigration to the United States in 1936, Herbert started a business (Polytect Corporation) and also became a patent attorney. In the 1960s, Feist started an art gallery on the upper east side of Manhattan, where he remained until his death in 1981. Herbert Feist expressed his life-long love of music not only in his many sketches of musicians, but as an amateur musician – he played viola in a string quartet. He also painted, creating many abstract works during his years in the United States.

Reproductions and Permissions

We welcome fair use of this content. Please credit the Leo Baeck Institute in your citation. For usage policies and to request higher resolution images, see Reproductions and Permissions.

Citation

Feist, Herbert, 1903-1981: [Owl Assemblage], Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 2017.32.

Search for artist in DigiBaeck

Feist, Herbert, 1903-1981

DigiBaeck is the Leo Baeck Institute's online repository of digital collections. It contains all of LBI's digitized materials, including art works (with everything in the Griffinger Art Catalog and more), archival collections, photographs, rare books, and periodicals.