Yaakov (Jacob) Eisenscher

BIOGRAPHY

Yaakov (Jacob) Eisenscher (Israeli 1896-1980)

Jacob Eisenscher studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and after spending five years in Paris, immigrated to Israel in 1935. He taught at the Bezalel in Jerusalem for fifteen years and is known for his paintings of that city and surrounding villages, landscapes and coasts.

His style is largely characterized by the geometric trend of the Constructivist School. Having numerous one-man shows in Israeli museums and galleries, Eisenscher was awarded the Dizengoff Prize in 1947, the Sao Paolo Biennale Prize in 1953, and the Haifa Municipality Prize in 1958.