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Jussuf Abbo – re-constructing the life and work of a forgotten artist

14 June 2022 6:00 pm

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A talk by Dorothea Schöne about Jussuf, Abbo, a fascinating but still too little-known émigré artist, who died in London in 1953.

On Tuesday 14 June at 6pm UK time, Berlin-based curator and art historian Dorothea Schöne will give an online talk about sculptor Jussuf Abbo. Born in Safed, Abbo moved to Germany in 1911, where he established a reputation for himself as a portrait sculptor and printmaker and an active member of the Berlin artistic avant-garde. In 1935, however, he was forced to flee Germany, and moved to England, where – despite a network of well-wishers and supporters – he struggled to re-establish his artistic career. He died in obscurity in London in 1953. Dorothea’s talk will focus on his London years, shedding light on the networks and protagonists engaged in supporting the exiled artist.

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Image: Jussuf Abbo: Head of a Black Man, c. 1939.Estate Jussuf Abbo, Brighton/ England. Photo: Gunter Lepkowski