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Professor Leonid Pasternak Famous Jewish Painter Has Berlin Exhibition for His 70th. Birthday

March 7, 1932
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An exhibition of the works of Professor Leonid Pasternak, the famous Jewish painter, was opened to-day at the Victor Hartberg Gallery here, and will remain open till April 6th. in celebration of his 70th. birthday, which occurs on April 4th.

Professor Pasternak, who was born in Odessa, at first studied law, but he soon abandoned his legal training in favour of art. His first big painting-“A Letter from Home”-was purchased in 1869 for the Moscow Museum, and his “Students at Examination”, which is now in the Luxembourg Museum in Paris, was awarded the Gold Medal in 1895. He was appointed in 1894 Professor at the Moscow School of Art. When the Revolution broke out, he left Russia and he has been living permanently in Berlin since then. He has painted portraits of Bialik, Mr. Nahum Sokolov, Dr. Saul Tchernichowski, Professor Einstein, and other famous Jews. He has also published a volume on Rembrandt in Hebrew and in Yiddish.

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