Prof. Schatz, Head of Bezalel Art School, Here on Visit
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Prof. Schatz, Head of Bezalel Art School, Here on Visit

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Exhibitions of the paintings, drawings and woodcarvings by Professor Boris Schatz, founder and director of the Bezalel Art School in Palestine, and his son, Bezalel, will be conducted in various cities in America, the first of which will be held in the Jewish Club in New York, and the second in the Brooklyn Museum.

Professor Schatz, whose work is already represented in the various museums in the United States, founded the Bezalel Art School in Palestine 25 years ago. He arrived in New York a few days ago for the purpose of conducting the exhibitions and sales of his work in order to raise a fund of at least $50,000 for the maintenance of the school, which is at present in dire need. He has already received pledges from various patrons and is hopeful of obtaining sufficient subsidy to enlarge the workshop and facilitate the sale of students’ work.

The Bezalel Art School is non-sectarian, and though the student body is comprised mostly of Palestinian residents, it is in reality international since the students are Jews and Christians from all over the world who have made Palestine their home. Evening classes are conducted to enable workers and laborers to attend.

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  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund