Ludwig Blum

Ludwig Blum

Born in 1891 in Moravia, Czechoslovakia, Blum was privately educated in Vienna and later attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He emigrated to Palestine in 1923 as part of the Third Aliyah and settled in Jerusalem. Immediately attracted by the warm colors, unique light and the oriental atmosphere of the holy city and its people, Blum quickly became Jerusalem’s most prominent painter and became known as “the painter of Jerusalem”. The city’s various views – the alleys of the old city, the walls of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives and the mountains of Moab – were recurrent themes in his works.

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