Paintings and Judaica from the Estate of Prof. Victor Deutsch - Part II
Signed and dated 1920 (lower left)
Oil on canvas
24 x 21 cm
Collection of Itzhak Einhorn, Tel Aviv
Estate of Prof. Victor Deutsch
“Gazit – 30 Years, 1932-1962” (Hebrew Art Magazine), December 1961-March 1962, Tel Aviv, plate 21 (illustrated).
An earlier signature, mostly erased, appears below the current signature.
Lazar Krestin (1868-1938), Russian Jewish painter. Born in Kovno in 1868. Renowned for his Judaic genre scenes and portraits of Eastern European Jews. Student of Isidor Kaufmann. Worked in Munich, Vienna and Odessa before coming to Jerusalem in 1910 at the request of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design founder, Boris Schatz. Died in Vienna in 1938.