Theme/Style Modernism, figurative art, religious subjects
Media Oils, murals, watercolors, ceramics
Artistic Focus Through his careful application of form, line, tone, color and texture, Deutsch infused his canvases and murals with a compositional movement and rhythm that evokes a strong emotional response. His deep concern for the human condition comes through in his depiction of people engaged in everyday activities, whether in the Russian marketplaces of his childhood, or the fields, factories, and synagogues in which Jews engage in timeless prayer rituals.
• Deutsch fled Russia in 1916 and arrived in Los
Angeles soon after, taking work in a Hollywood film studio from 1919 to
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