This day in Jewish history / Prolific Polish-Jewish painter dies prematurely
Maurycy Gottlieb painted mainly Jewish themes and, like a true artist, apparently died for love.
On July 17, 1879, the Polish-Jewish painter Maurycy Gottlieb died, at the age of 23. Despite his premature death, Gottlieb left behind a large body of work, and a reputation both as a national artist in Poland, and internationally as a painter of Jewish subjects.
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