Eliezer Strich Bezalel/Faberge Bronze Bust Yemenite Jew 1923 Eliezer Strich Bezalel/Faberge Bronze Bust Yemenite Jew 1923
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Very large antique bronze bust sculpture depicting Yementite Jew, by Bezalel
artist Eliezer Strich (1879-1941). Signed and dated both in Hebrew and in
English Haifa 1923. Height 47.99cm, Width 26.67cm, Depth 26.67cm.

Strich was born in Lithuania in 1879 and studied art in St.Petersburg. In 1905 he
was an outstanding student where he received a scholarship and travelled to Paris.
When he completed his studies in 1907 he returned to St.Petersburg and worked in
designing jewellery, amongst his tasks he worked with the "House of Faberge" on
designing relief work where he received an award honor from the Tsar Nicholas 11,
on creating a relief bronze bust of his father Alexander 111.

In 1914 at the age of 35 he was invited by the founder of the Bezalel School
of Arts, Boris Schatz to join their team, he was there till 1915. In 1917 when the 
British invaded Palestine he joined the Jewish Battalions until 1918. After his
release he returned to teach at the Bezalel School until 1921. In 1923 he moved to
Haifa where he taught. He died in 1941.



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