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Yehuda Pen Edit Profile

Yudl

also known as Yudl Moiseevich Pen

painter

Yehuda Pen was a Jewish-Belarusian artist-painter, a teacher and an outstanding figure of the Jewish Renaissance in the Russian and Belarusian art of the beginning of 20th century.

Background

Yehuda Pen was born on June 5 1854 in the city of Novoalexandrovsk (nowadays Zarasai, Lithuania).

The artist was killed at home in Vitebsk at night February 28/March 1, 1937. The circumstances of his murder remain unknown.

Career

Early having been deserted, since 1867 worked as apprentice in the painter house in Dvinsk (nowadays Daugavpils, Latvia). In 1879 he moved to Saint Petersburg, in 1880 has acted in the Academy of arts. Studied at P. Chistyakov. In 1891 he settled in Vitebsk and a year later opened first private school of drawing and painting in Russian Empire - the Jewish art school.

Achievements

  • He opened first private school of drawing and painting in Russian Empire - the Jewish art school.

Connections

Pen's pupils were Ilya Mazel, Yefim Minin, Oskar Meshchaninov, Marc Chagall, Ossip Zadkine, El Lissitzky.