This Day in Jewish History / An artist who painted wonderfully in hiding from the Nazis is born
Felix Nussbaum, creator of 'Triumph of Death,' never stopped painting in years of fleeing. In the end, he was caught.
December 11, 1904, is the birthdate of the German-born Jewish artist Felix Nussbaum, who was arguably on his way to becoming one of the great painters of the 20th century, when his life was cut short by the Holocaust. Fortunately, in large part due to the efforts Nussbaum made to hide his work with non-Jewish friends before his deportation to Auschwitz, much of his work survived.
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