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Eliazar (Elie) Neuburger

Eliazar (Elie) Neuburger. Ahasver, 1945

Ahasver, 1945
Oil on canvas
200x120 cm.
Gift of Yehezkel Kelman Weissblum Robin, Amsterdam

Eliazar (Elie) Neuburger

Eliazar (Elie) Neuburger (Netherlands,1891 – Netherlands, 1972)

Born in Amsterdam, to a labor-class family with six children. His father worked as a diamond cutter. He desired to be an artist already from a young age, and visited museums with his father. His father did not encourage him to be an artist, and Eliazar was compelled to work, like his father, at a diamond-cutting factory. In the evenings, however, he studied painting. During the Holocaust he remained in Amsterdam. He focused on portraiture of the cultural elite and landscapes of Amsterdam. Many of his paintings are in the collection of the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam.