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POLLAK, LEOPOLD:

Genre- and portrait-painter; born at Lodenitz, Bohemia, Nov. 8, 1806; died at Rome Oct. 16, 1880. He studied under Bergler at the Academy of Prague, and later in Munich and (after 1833) in Rome. He became a naturalized citizen of Italy.

Of Pollak's paintings, several of which were engraved by Mandel and Straucher, the following may be mentioned: "Shepherdess with Lamb" (Hamburger Kunsthalle); "The Shepherd Boy" (Redern Gallery, Berlin); "Zuleika," from Byron's poem; and "Maternal Love." He painted also a portrait of Riedel, which is owned by the Neue Pinakothek in Munich.

Bibliography:
  • Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, London, 1904;
  • Hans Wolfgang Singer, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexicon, Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1898.
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