By: Joseph Jacobs
English artist; born in London 1874; educated at the City of London School. In 1890 he entered the Royal Academy School, where he gained a free medal, and afterward a scholarship in the Institution of British Artists. He joined the Maccabean pilgrimage to Palestine in 1897, and he has shown his interest in Jewish matters by his drawings "A Difficult Passage in the Talmud" and "The Blessing of Sabbath Lights," as well as by his "Early Morning Prayer in the Synagogue." Of his paintings, which have been devoted mainly to portraits and domestic views, "Children's Voices" (1901) attracted a great deal of attention, and "The Bride" (1904) has become very popular. He has exhibited also a study of "Sardanapalus," as well as "The Wailing-Place at Jerusalem" and "The Proclamation of Joseph as Ruler of Egypt."
- The New Era Illustrated Magazine, New York, Jan., 1905;
- Jewish Year Book, 5665 (1904-5).