"Blowing the Shofar" by Arthur Markowitz. The artist was born in 1872 in Podgórze. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Kraków, at the Munich Academy and in Paris. He painted life scenes of Kazimierz, the Jewish district of Krakow, and portraits. On the painting we see old Jewish Rabbi blowing the Shofar in the synagogue on the Rosh Hashanah (the holiday of the world creation). Markowitz traveled to Italy, Vienna, the Netherlands, Belgium and Jerusalem and painted landcapes and city views, being inspired by Impressionists. He worked mostly with pastels, less often with oil. Artur Markowicz's paintings are in the collections of National Museum and the Historical Museum in Kraków, in the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.