Isidor Ascheim (Hebrew: איזידור אשהיים; 1891-1968) was a German-born Israeli painter and printmaker.
Isidor Ascheim was born in Posen (Poznań), Prussia (present-day Poland) in 1891. He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family and served during World War I. In 1919-23, Ascheim studied under the German Expressionist Otto Mueller in Breslau and was influenced by Erich Heckel of the Die Brücke (The Bridge) group. He immigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1940 and settled in Jerusalem.He was married to the Israeli painter Margot Lange-Ascheim.
He taught at the Bezalel School of Art and served as its director for several years. Ascheim's art is based on a direct impression of nature, life and the human form. His oeuvre represents a continuous connection with nature and the human figure, usually executed with a dark palette, the legacy of his German Expressionist roots.
Awards and recognition
In 1953, Ascheim was a co-recipient of the Dizengoff Prize for Painting.
In 1955, he received the Jerusalem Prize for Art.
In 1956, he participated in the Venice Biennale.
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
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