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Isidor Ascheim (Hebrew: איזידור אשהיים‎; born 1891, died 1968) (variant names Isidor Aschheim, Izidor Aschheim) was a German-born Israeli painter and printmaker

Biography[edit | edit source]

Ascheim was born in Posen (Poznań), Prussia (present-day Poland) in 1891. He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family and served during World War I. During the years 1919-23, Ascheim studied under the German Expressionist Otto Mueller in Breslau and was influenced by Erich Heckel of the Die Brücke (The Bridge) group.

Ascheim emigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1940 and settled in Jerusalem. In Israel, Ascheim became an instructor at the renowned Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, and was appointed its director for a number of years. He was married to the Israeli painter Margot Lange-Ascheim.

Ascheim "belongs to a generation of artists whose whole repertoire is based on a direct impression of nature, life and the human form. His oeuvre represents a continuous connection with nature and the human figure, usually executed with a dark palette, the legacy of his German Expressionist roots."

Awards[edit | edit source]

Selected collections[edit | edit source]

  • Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
  • Israel Museum, Jerusalem

References[edit | edit source]

Further reading[edit | edit source]

  • Isidor Aschheim: Drawings & Prints [Izidor Ashhaim: rishumim ve-hedpesim]. Jerusalem: Israel Museum, 1966.
  • Talpir, Gabriel. 100 Artists in Israel. Tel-Aviv: Gazith Art Publishing, 1971.

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