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.

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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.