This Day in Jewish History 1840: A Homo-erotic Artist Scorned by His Generation Is Born
Simeon Solomon ended his days in penury and isolation, which is when, some say, he did his 'most honest' works.
October 9, 1840, is the birthdate of Simeon Solomon, the prolific but, until recently, long-forgotten English artist whose work often incorporated both Jewish themes and homo-erotic ones.
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