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STRUCK, HERMANN:

German painter; born at Berlin March 6, 1876. He was originally destined for a rabbinical career, but soon showed marked talent for drawing and painting, whereupon he entered the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied for five years, Prof. Max Koner being his chief instructor. He then traveled through southern France, Italy, Belgium, England, and Holland. Three of his drawings, "Polish Rabbi," "The Old Jew," and "Old Man in Profile," were purchased in 1901 by the Prussian government for the copperplate section of the Berlin Museum.

Struck is a devout Jew, and an ardent student of the Talmud in his leisure hours. He signs his pictures, "Chaim Aron ben David," his Hebrew name. He furnished the illustrations for Adolf Friedmann's "Reisebilder aus Palästina" (Berlin, 1904).

Bibliography:
  • Allg. Zeit. des Jud. Sept. 20, 1901;
  • Ha-Ẓofeh, Feb., 1903;
  • Ost und West, 1904.
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