This Day in Jewish History / A painter of Rothschilds and Rothschild of painters dies
Moritz Daniel Oppenheim depicted traditional ghetto life in idealized terms.
On February 26, 1882, the German-Jewish painter Moritz Daniel Oppenheim died, at the age of 82. Oppenheim was probably the first Jewish artist in Germany to gain acceptance, and have commercial success in the wider Gentile society without converting. In this way he was similar to his patrons, the Rothschild family, many members of which he depicted in portraits.
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