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the life and art of

Bernard Baruch Zakheim
 

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The early years 1896 to 1929

Mordecai Zakheim, Bernard Zakheim's father

 

Bernard Zakheim at 15 years of age

 

When Bernard Zakheim was born in Warsaw Poland in 1896 his family expected that he would become a Rabbi instead he became a great artist.  He was recognized as a talented artist by the time that he was fifteen. When he was seventeen he received a grant of a free large fully equipped art studio.

 

Bernard Zakheim in German War Prison during WWI

 

War prison in Poland
Oil on cardboard, 10 x 14"
Signed and dated 1908 (1918)

He was captured by the Germans and was put in a
prison camp; however he escaped several times,
each time he returned to his art studies.

After his last escape he made his way to the city
of Danzig (Gdansk} where he studied with well
known Polish artist Enrico Glichtenstien.

   

 

 

His sweetheart Eda joined him in Danzig, where they got married

They settled in San Francisco where Bernard started a successful custom furniture manufacturing company.   He became a wealthy business owner in America.

 

Self Portrait 
Oil  on canvas
19-1/2 x 28-1/2
Signed and dated 1925

Fight scene
"Danzig 1918"
Oil on canvas

 

Polish Accountant
Watercolor
9 X 13
Signed and dated 1927

 

Shalom Sewing factory
Watercolor
10 x 12

 

Three Shakheds
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated

 

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