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Arthur Galliner was born in the East Prussian village of Zinten near Königsberg on October 9, 1878. Trained as a teacher at Jüdische Präparanden- und Lehrerbildungsanstalt in Berlin, he worked at the Philanthropin school in Frankfurt, before pursuing his artistic education at Königliche Kunstschule in Berlin, at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts, and at Frankfurt University. In 1939, he emigrated to England, where he worked as an art teacher and then ran his own art gallery in London. In his studio, Galliner painted mostly watercolor landscapes, as well as portraits of important Jewish personalities.Arthur Galliner died in London on December 12, 1961.

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Arthur Galliner : [self-portrait], Leo Baeck Institute, F 526.