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Benjamin Kopman, Leading American Jewish Painter, Dead; Was 78

Benjamin Kopman, a leading American Jewish painter, who had held 24 one-man shows, died here today at the age of 78 after a long illness.

Born in Vitebsk, Russia, he came to the United States when he was 16 and studied art in New York City. His paintings are part of the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York City and in galleries in many other American cities, and also at the Ein Harod Museum in Israel.