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Shulamith Wittenberg Miller
"Water He Asked Milk She Gave Him" Etching Israeli Judaica Bezalel School Woman

1966

About the Item

Etching hand signed and dated in English. Titled, "Water he asked, milk she gave him" Biblical Etching. Shulamit Wittenberg Miller Born 1908 in Jerusalem, attended Bezalel Art School, Jerusalem, under Prof. Boris Schatz; advanced studies in Paris at the Académie Montparnasse under the cubist painter André Lhote. She had a solo show put on by Narkiss in the original Bezalel School in Palestine along with Anna Ticho and Hana Orloff. In 1933, married Rabbi Meyer Miller and moved to the U.S.A. that year, residing in Greenwich CT until 1950. Education 1925-29 Bezalel Art School, Jerusalem, with Boris Schatz, Abel Pann Academie Montparnasse, Paris, France, Advanced studies, with Andre L'Hote. In 1950 Shulamith Wittenberg-Miller moved to Durban, South Africa as her husband had been appointed the spiritual leader of the Durban Reform Congregation which he was to build up in a 20 year ministry. She continued to paint and exhibit in South Africa and abroad. Selected exhibitions First Tower of David Exhibition, Jerusalem, April, 1921 SA Association of Arts, Cape Town - Paintings and etchings - March, 1962 Gallery 101, Johannesburg ("Women of the Bible") (copper etchings) – 27th April - 14th May, 1964 Durban Art Gallery, Durban - 22nd September to 3rd October, 1965 SA Association of Arts, Pretoria - Republic Festival Exhibition, 1966 (May) cat. 200 Durban - 8th to 22nd May, 1968 (paintings) Durban Jewish Club, Durban - 23rd August, 1975 (etchings) 1934 :Paintings and woodcuts by Shulamith Wittenberg, the young Hebrew Palestinian artist who exhibited earlier in the season at the Roerich Museum, are being shown this week daily from 2 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, 15 West Eighty-sixth Street. Works in Public Museums Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY USA University of California UCLA, Berkeley CA The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life The Bancroft Library New York Public Library – The Print Collection Hebrew Union College Jewish Museum, Cincinnati OH Spertus Museum, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago IL Durban Art Gallery, Durban WHO WAS WHO IN AMERICAN ART, 1564-1975 (Peter Hastings Falk, Editor), 1999 Books published and illustrated by Shulamith W Miller "I remember Jerusalem“ (Olive Tree Press, West Hempstead N.Y.), 1983 “Rabbi Meyer Miller 1903-1985 – a remembrance: poems and sketches” (memorial booklet, privately printed, USA), 28 pp., abt. 1986
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  • Creation Year:
    1966
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 12.75 in (32.39 cm)Width: 7.5 in (19.05 cm)
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  • Condition:
    good. minor wear. small tear in top left margin, can be matted out. please see photos.
  • Gallery Location:
    Surfside, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU38214174182
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