Struck was a master of etching and book illustration. He taught the art of printmaking to Marc Chagall, Max Liebermann and Arno Nadel, and his monograph on the art of etching is a classic in the field. Struck was both an Orthodox Jew and a Zionist, however, his outlook on the world was decidedly cosmopolitan. This is also evident in his countless portraits, from Friedrich Nietzsche to Sigmund Freud, and impressions from his wide travels. While on service in the German Army during WW I, he came into contact with the Jewish communities of Galicia and Lithuania. During this time he created a series of sketches, which he lated turned into a book with Arnold Zweig, titled "Das ostjüdische Antlitz" (The Face of eastern European Jewry). In 1923, he emigrated to Palestine, where he was among the founders of the Bezalel School in Jerusalem.
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Struck, Hermann: Charlotte Struck, Leo Baeck Institute, 81.593.