View of the Synagogue of Safed

Bencion Cukierman [Ben Zion Zuckerman] (Vilnius 1890-Samarkanda 1944)

Painter and engraver. Initially he studied at the Drawing School in Vilnius, later leaving for Berlin and Paris where he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts. In 1913 he had his individual exhibition in Paris. During World War I he lived in Moscow later returning to Vilnius. In 1923- 1927 he lived in Jerusalem. He exhibited in Vilnius, Warsaw, Lvov and Cracow. He mostly painted landscapes from Vilnius, Paris and after his stay at Palestine also oriental scenes. He also painted portraits and still-lifes as well. His paintings, during different periods, reveal the influence of the postimpressionism, expressionism and formism.

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