Lazar Krestin

Lazar Krestin (Lithuania, 1868 – Israel, 1938) Lazar Krestin was an artist famous in the German art world for Judaic genre scenes and his many sober portraits of Eastern European Jews. He was one of the most prominent students of Isidor Kaufmann. He worked in Munich, Vienna and Odessa before coming to Jerusalem in 1910 at the request of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design founder, Boris Schatz. In Jerusalem, Lazar Krestin studied at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.