Rosenberg, Backer Present Lazar Segall’s Painting “exodus” to Jewish Museum
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Rosenberg, Backer Present Lazar Segall’s Painting “exodus” to Jewish Museum

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Lazar Segall’s painting, “Exodus,” depicting the flight of the Jews, was formally presented today to the Jewish Museum by the painter, James N. Rosenberg and George Backer in memory of the late Felix M. Warburg.

The presentation took place at a reception held at the Museum, a former residence of the Felix M. Warburg family, which was established several years ago as the Jewish Museum. Mrs. Felix Warburg was among the guests.

In a brief address, Mr. Rosenberg said that the painting was originally purchased by him and by Mr. Backer for presentation to the Museum. However, payment for the painting was made not to Segall, but to the United Jewish Appeal as a special gift in honor of Segall and the late Felix Warburg. The special gift is not related to the regular contributions which Rosenberg and Backer make to the U.J.A. Rosenberg expressed the hope that others might be inspired to make similar gifts to the United Jewish Appeal and to the Museum.

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