Leon Engelsberg

Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing original paintings by Leon Engelsberg. 

Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at info@beloosesky.com

 

Leon Engelsberg was Born in 1908 in Warsaw, Poland. He was a prominent artist in Israel and his works are in the collection of major Israeli Museums.

 

In 1939, his eldest brother was killed during the German bombardments of Warsaw. He escaped with his other brother to Lwow. In 1940, he escaped to the Soviet Union, where he was put to forced labor. His parents and sister remained in the Warsaw Ghetto, where they perished. In 1943, he joined the Polish Army under the command of General Zygmunt Berling, and served in a unit allied with the Red Army as a draughtsman. He was wounded in the battles of 1944-1945, and awarded a citation for his service.

 

From 1946-1950, he studied at the Warsaw Academy of Art and in 1957 he immigrated to Israel, settling in Jerusalem in a deserted Arab house in the Abu Tor neighborhood. Captivated by the Jerusalem landscape, Engelsberg can be counted among a large group of Israeli landscape painters whose work constitute a deep emotional and aesthetic response to the local vistas. He continued to paint in Israel until his final day in 1999. 

 

Education

Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw

 

Awards and Prizes

1991 Shoshana Ish Shalom Prize, The Artists House, Jerusalem
1991 Sussman Prize for Artists Depicting the Holocaust, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem