Rabbi, Abraham Straski, New York 20th c. (36977)

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Lot Number: 36977
Title (English): Rabbi
Author: Abraham Straski, artist
City: New York
Publication Date: 20th cent
Estimated Price: $500.00 USD - $1,000.00 USD

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39 x 29 cm, oil on canvas, signed, framed.
 

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Abraham Straski (1903 – 1987) was a Polish born painter who moved to the United States after surviving the Nazi concentrations camps in the Holocaust. His works are usually representations of rabbis done in warm, rich colors. Straski was raised in pre-World War II Europe as a devout follower of the Jewish faith. While growing up, he grew close to Rabbis in his community who taught him violin, cello, and the Torah. He drew his inspiration for art from the Rabbis surrounding him in his local community. During World War II, his family was forced into a concentration camp. While in the camps, Straski whenever possible saved small pieces of scrap paper and made thumbnail sketches of his teachers who he vowed would never be forgotten. It is said "he kept his sanity by painting the Rabbis of his youth." He lived for time in Coxsackie, NY with his wife where he painted many of his creations.
 
         

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