Kaufmann, Isidor

PAINTER (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 22 Mar 1853, Arad (now Arad, Romania) - DIED 16 Nov 1921, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 52 A, Reihe 1, Nummer 64)

Isidor Kaufmann was born in Arad, at that time part of the Kingdom of Hungary and now part of Romania. He was trained for a commercial career until he went to the drawing school in Budapest in 1875. In 1876 he moved to Vienna, where he was refured at the Academy of Fine Arts. He ws taught by Joseph Matthäus Aigner and by Josef Trenkwald.

His work depicts the life of the Jews in Poland. His painting "Der Besuch des Rabbi" was the property of emperor Francis Joseph I and is now at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. For "Schachspieler, Der Zweifler" he received a gold medal at the world Eshibition of Vienna in 1873. Among his pupils was Lazar Krestin. He died in 1921 in Vienna.

Images

The grave of Isidor Kaufmann and Philipp Kaufmann at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2014)

 

Sources
Isidor Kaufmann - Wikipedia


Kaufmann, Karl

Published: 31 Jan 2021
Last update: 03 Apr 2022