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Erwin Wending

Erwin Wending. Flüchtlinge (Flucht nach oben)

Flüchtlinge (Flucht nach oben), 1984
Oil on canvas
127x132.5 cm
Gift of the artist

Erwin Wending (Germany, 1900 – United States, 1993)

Born in Freiberg. In 1937, following the completion of his studies at the Dresden Art Academy, he immigrated to the Land of Israel. In 1939, he traveled to Paris to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts.  Following the German occupation in June 1940, he fled to London, where he received a grant to study at the St. Martin’s School of Art. In 1947, he immigrated to New York. His works have been displayed in numerous exhibitions in England and the United States.