Jewish art in history

MenorahJewish art dates back to Biblical times when it detailed the construction of the Tabernacle.
Much of the work of these artists were not greatly recognized during the olden period since they were only restricted to building synagogues and Islam and Christianity were the major religions then.

Jewish artists were not given due credit for their work when in fact most of their artworks were being used since time immemorial. Some of their works include an illustration of King David, Jonah and Balaam in the 15th century, as well as elucidated Yemen Bibles.

However, a larger recognition of the Jews became evident in Western Europe in 1881 when almost seventy-five percent of Jews inhabited Eastern Europe. Greater artists with Jewish blood became popular in early 20th century like Marc Chagall, Amedeo Modigliani and Camille Pissarro as well as other Jew artists like Moritz Oppenheim, who became the first Jewish painter.

In Russia, a Jewish cultural renaissance swept up the nationalist impulses of the time from about 1915 to the mid-1920. Jewish blooded artists, musicians and writers like El Lissitzky, Nathan Altman, Issachar Ryback, Joseph Tchaikov, and Boris Aronson created a cultural rebirth for Jewish art.

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