Eisenscher Jakob

Jakob Eisenscher(1896 – 1960). Born in Czernowitz, Eisencher studied art in Vienna. An excellent craftsman, he produced a series of fine woodcuts in the 1920s In Czernowitz which he reprinted from the original plates in Tel Aviv in the 1970s. His first one-man show was held in Bucharest in 1929, after which he spent five years in Paris. In 1935 he came to Israel where he designed a new series of woodcuts he called Beautiful Land of Israel. For fifteen years he was professor of drawing at the Bezalel Academy. His painting is characterized by the geometrical trend of the Constructivist SchooI, with a moderate palette of poetic tonality. He had one-man shows in numerous Israeli museums and art galleries (mainly the RosenfeId gallery) won the Dizengoff Prize in 1947, the Sao Paulo Biennale Prize in 1953, the Haifa Prize in 1958.

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