Key works

Discover the richness of the mahJ’s collection through a selection of major works, representative of the diversity of artistic expressions related to Jewish history and culture.

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Hermann Struck (Berlin, 1876 – Haïfa, 1944), Portrait of Theodor Herzl, Berlin, 1903
History, Modern art

Hermann Struck (Berlin, 1876 – Haïfa, 1944)

Berlin, 1903

Chana Orloff (Tsaré-Constantinovska, 1888 – Tel-Aviv, 1968), The Kiss or The Family , Paris, 1916, gift of the Justman-Tamir family
Modern art

Chana Orloff (Tsaré-Constantinovska, 1888 – Tel-Aviv, 1968)

Paris, 1916

Issachar Ryback (Elisabethgrad, 1897 – Paris, 1935), Shtetl. Mayn Khorever Heym, A Gedekhtnis (Shtetl. My Destroyed Home. A Remembrance), Berlin, Schwellen Verlag, 1923
Artists’ books, Modern art

Issachar Ryback (Yelisavetgrad, 1897 – Paris, 1935)

Berlin, Schwellen Verlag, 1923

Simon Mondzain (Szamaj Mondszajn, known as ; Chelm, Poland, 1887 or 1888 – Paris, 1979), Pro Patria, Paris, 1920
Modern art, History

Simon Mondzain (Szamaj Mondszajn, known as ; Chelm, Poland, 1887 or 1888 – Paris, 1979)

Paris, 1920

Chaïm Soutine (Smilovitchi, 1893 – Paris, 1943), Montparnasse Newspaper Seller, circa 1925, gift of Claire Maratier
Modern art

Chaïm Soutine (Smilovitchi, 1893 – Paris, 1943)

Paris, circa 1925

Review Khaliastra (The Gang) n° 2, Paris, 1924, illustrated by Marc Chagall, gift of Lydie Lachenal
Modern art

Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul-de-Vence, 1985)

Peretz Markish (Polonne, 1895 – Moscou, 1952)

Oser Warszawski (Sochaczew, 1898 – Auschwitz, 1944)

Paris, 1924

Joseph Budko (Plonsk, 1888 - Jerusalem, 1940), In the City of Slaughter, 1923
Modern art, History

Joseph Budko (Plonsk, 1888 – Jérusalem, 1940)

Berlin, 1923
 

El Lissitzky (Lazar Eliezer Lissitzky, known as ; Potchinok, 1890 – Moscow, 1941), Had Gadya, Kiev, 1919
Artists’ books, Modern art

El Lissitzky (Lazar Eliezer Lissitzky, known as ; Potchinok, Smolensk Oblast, 1890 – Moscou, 1941)

Kiev, Kooperativer farlag Kultur-Lige, 1919

Chaim Soutine (Smilovitchi, 1893 – Paris, 1943), Céret Landscape, circa 1920
Modern art

Chaim Soutine (Smilovitchi, 1893 – Paris, 1943)

Céret, circa 1920

Alice Halicka (Cracovie, 1894 – Paris, 1975), Cubist Still Life, France, 1915, gouache on paper, 32.5 x 25.5 cm

On loan from the Fondation Pro mahJ, gift of David and Sura Smolas
Modern art

Alice Halicka (Cracovie, 1894 – Paris, 1975)

France, 1915

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