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Jussuf Prince of Thebes – Re-constructing the life and work of a forgotten talent from Safed
2 March 2022 5:00 pmFree
On Wednesday 2 March at 5pm UK time, as part of the US-based Fritz Ascher Society’s series of monthly Zoom lectures “Flight or Fight: Stories of Artists under Repression”, Berlin-based art historian and curator Dorothea Schöne will give a talk entitled ‘Jussuf Prince of Thebes – Re-constructing the life and work of a forgotten talent from Safed’. Palestine-born sculptor Joseph M. Abbo (1888-1953) – who later renamed himself Jussuf Abbo – moved to Germany in 1911 and established himself as a well-known portrait sculptor and printmaker and an active member of the Berlin avant-garde artistic community. In the late 1930s he was forced to flee, and settled in the UK, where he died in unjustified obscurity.
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Followers of Insiders/Outsiders will also be interested to know about the Fritz Ascher Society’s new online exhibition, entitled Identity, Art and Migration
Image: Jussuf Abbo, Ohne Titel, 1921