John Henry Amshewitz - South African Artist, Paintings 1882 - 1942 John Henry Amshewitz was born in Ramsgate, England 1882 - 1942 Art Education -1898 - 1900 Birbeck Institute, London. J H Amshewitz won art scholarship to Royal Academy Schools; -1900 - 1907 Studied art at Royal Academy Schools under Sargent and other Royal Academicians. Won Academy prize for mural decoration. Short Artist Biography -J H Amshewitz was the son of a Rabbi on the staff on Montefiore College, England. His precocious talent attracted the attention of leading Academicians and led to his admission on a scholarship to Royal Academy Schools. -1907 J H Amshewitz won commission for murals in City Hall, Liverpool; broke his thigh in a fall while working on that commission. -1910 J H Amshewitz commissioned to paint murals for Royal Exchange, London. The two important mural undertakings drew attention to the young artist and other recognition followed. -1914 J H Amshewitz was rejected by the .................................... Israel Zangwill (21 January 1864 - 1 August 1926) was a British author at the forefront of cultural Zionism during the 19th century, and was a close associate of Theodor Herzl. He later rejected the search for a Jewish homeland and became the prime thinker behind the territorial movement. Early life and education: Zangwill was born in London on 21 January 1864, in a family of Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire. His father, Moses Zangwill, was from what is now Latvia, and his mother, Ellen Hannah Marks Zangwill, was from what is now Poland. He dedicated his life to championing the cause of people he considered oppressed, becoming involved with topics such as Jewish emancipation, Jewish assimilation, territorialism, Zionism, and women's suffrage. His brother was novelist Louis Zangwill. Zangwill received his early schooling in Plymouth and Bristol. When he was nine years old, Zangwill was enrolled in the Jews' Free School in Spitalfields in east London, a school for Jewish immigrant children. The school offered a strict course of both secular and religious studies while supplying clothing, food, and health care for the scholars; presently one of its four houses is named Zangwill in his honour. At this school he excelled and even taught part-time, eventually becoming a full-fledged teacher. While teaching, he studied for his degree from the University of London, earning a BA with triple honours in 1884....
Ghetto Comedies, (1907). by: Israel Zangwill, Illustrated By: J. H. Amshewitz: John Henry Amshewitz - South African Artist, Was Born in Ramsgate, E
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