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Rudolf Levy

Rudolf Levy

Male 1875 - 1944  (68 years)

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  • Name Rudolf Levy 
    Born 15 Jul 1875  Danzig, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography The scion of an entrepreneurial family, Rudolf Levy was born in Stettin on 15 July 1875 in Stettin. After passing the examinations qualifying for university entrance, Levy enrolled at the at the Grand Ducal School for the Decorative and Applied Arts in Baden in 1895 but went to Munich in 1897, where he was instructed at private art schools.

    At the plein air studio run by Zügel, Rudolf Levy studied the German and especially the French Impressionists and decided to go to Paris in 1903. There Levy came into contact with the 'Café du Dôme' circle, showed work in 1905 at the Third Paris Salon d'Automne, where pictures by the Fauves caused such a stir. From 1907 Levy studied at the workshop with pupils newly established by Matisse. After showing work in 1912 at the Sonderbund exhibition in Cologne, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and elsewhere, Levy was no longer able to participate in exhibitions during the first world war. Levy volunteered for the front and fought on the German side in France.

    In the early 1920s Levy moved to Berlin, Germany, where Alfred Flechtheim organised Levy's first one-man show at his celebrated gallery. Until Levy emigrated from Germany in 1933, he was on the board of directors and a member of the jury of the Berlin, Germany Secession. From 1933 Levy travelled about from Mallorca to New York and back again to Europe, where he succeeded in staying temporarily in Italy. In December 1943 Rudolf Levy was arrested by the National Socialists in Florence and died in January 1944 while being transported to the Carpi internment camp at Modena with other Jewish prisoners. Levy's œuvre, much of which has been lost, consists mainly in landscapes and still lifes although there are also figurative paintings and portraits. Executed in a vibrant palette, Levy's paintings reveal the influence of Matisse, whose pupil he was, and Paul Cézanne, whose work Levy had studied closely. During the 1920s Levy developed a synthesis of Expressionism and Realism, which increasingly assumed objective, occasionally even Neo-Classical characteristics. During the emigration years Levy did more portraits, some on commission, and, because he was constrained to work in the studio, numerous still lifes. Levy's mature 1920s style continued on to perfection in his late work. Rudolf Levy's paintings are owned by many German public museums.

    See website http://www.rudolf-levy.com/  [1
    Hebrew Birth 12 Tam 5635 
    Died 1944  Fossoli CC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deportation 20 Jan 1944  Fossoli CC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Deported from Milan to Auschwitz CC on Transport #6
    Holocaust In December 1943 Rudolf Levy was arrested by the National Socialists in Florence and died in January 1944
    while being transported to the Carpi, Italy concentration camp in the province of Modena with other Jewish prisoners.

    Arrested In Florence on 12 Dec 1943, deported to Milan. Convoy 6 on Jan 20 1944, arrived Auschwitz 6 Feb. 1944  [3, 4
    Holocaust Victim
    Occupation Painter 
    Residence Danzig, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Berlin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Florence, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1006  Blank Family
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2010 

    Mother Therese Riess,   b. 12 Aug 1850, Kolberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1901, Danzig, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Family ID F496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jul 1875 - Danzig, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1944 - Fossoli CC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeportation - 20 Jan 1944 - Fossoli CC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Danzig, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Berlin, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Paris, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Florence, Italy Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Levy Rudolph
    Levy Rudolph

    Histories
    House of Levi 2
    House of Levi 2
    Leter from Rudolf Levy to his cousin and ex sister-in-law, Ida Levy
    Leter from Rudolf Levy to his cousin and ex sister-in-law, Ida Levy
    Memorial Wall in Florence Synagogue of Jews Deported by Nazi (courtesy Amnon Rimon)
    Memorial Wall in Florence Synagogue of Jews Deported by Nazi (courtesy Amnon Rimon)
    Rudolf Levy #3
    Rudolf Levy #3
    Rudolf Levy #4
    Rudolf Levy #4
    Rudolf Levy #5
    Rudolf Levy #5
    Rudolf Levy Bildn is Eines Jungen Mannes, 1932
    Rudolf Levy Bildn is Eines Jungen Mannes, 1932
    Interior, 1942, gouache on paper
    Interior, 1942, gouache on paper

    Holocaust Records
    Pages of Testimony of Levy Rudolph
    Pages of Testimony of Levy Rudolph
    Fossoli Concentration Camp Overview by ANED
    Fossoli Concentration Camp Overview by ANED
    Fossoli Concentration Camp Overview Encyclopedia Judaica
    Fossoli Concentration Camp Overview Encyclopedia Judaica
    Fossoli Camp
    Fossoli Camp
    Pages of Testimony of Rudolf Levy (2)
    Pages of Testimony of Rudolf Levy (2)

  • Sources 
    1. [S73] Rudolf Levy Website.

    2. [S65] Yad Vashem, The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names.

    3. [S71] Impossible Love, Roman Trister, (Phoenix House 2003).

    4. [S50] US Holocaust Memorial Museum.


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