Harald Isenstein was a German-Jewish artist, best known for his sculptural busts of prominent personalities. Born in Hannover on August 13, 1898, he studied at the Academy of Arts in Berlin, before co-founding and teaching at the private Jewish Reimann School of Art. He also co-founded the Volks-Kunstschule in 1925. As a professional sculptor, he produced the bust of Albert Einstein in front of the Einstein Tower in Potsdam. In 1934 he emigrated to Denmark, then moved to Sweden in 1943, before settling in Copenhagen in 1946. Isenstein died in Copenhagen on February 3, 1980. Most of his works can be found at the Museum of Korsør in Denmark.
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Harald K. Isenstein : portrait, Leo Baeck Institute, F 12651.