Isidor Ascheim

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Isidor Ascheim

Isidor Ascheim (Hebrew: איזידור אשהיים‎; 1891-1968) was a German-born Israeli painter and printmaker.


Isidor Ascheim was born in Margonin (present-day Poland) in 1891. He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family and served during World War I. In 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. He immigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1940 and settled in Jerusalem.He was married to the Israeli painter Margot Lange-Ascheim.

Artistic career

He taught at the Bezalel School of Art and served as its director for several years. Ascheim's art 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 and recognition

Selected collections

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


  1. ^ "List of Dizengoff Prize laureates" (PDF) (in Hebrew). Tel Aviv Municipality. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-12-17.

Further reading

  • 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.

External links

  • "Isidor Aschheim". Information Center for Israeli Art. Israel Museum. Retrieved January 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
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