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.

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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...