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Jennings Tofel

 (1891 - 1959)
Jennings Tofel was active/lived in New York / Poland.  Jennings Tofel is known for mod historical, symbolic and allegorical figure painting.

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The following biography was provided by Steven Wasser, whose source is  www.AmericanJewishArt.com

According to art critic, Alfred Werner, "the pictorial world [Jennings Tofel] bequeathed to us, with its intensity, its mood of gravity, is one that only a Jewish refugee from Eastern Europe could have created."[1]  The works of Tofel often portray anonymous human figures that emphasize hands and facial expressions.  His palette leans toward yellows, reds, blues, and greens.  Little attention is paid to clothing or backgrounds.

Count Antoni Adam Ostrowski invited Jewish weavers and entrepreneurs to settle in Tomaszów Mazowiecki in the 1820's.  Jennings Tofel was born in this Polish town to a Jewish middle   ...  Displaying 750 of 6989 characters.

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Five Works: Death Among the Survivors; Avenger in Jeopardy; Jacob and the Angel; Moses and Joshua; Two Women and One Man, 1949 (Jacob and the Angel)
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Five works: Woman Enticing Man Away from his Mother; Victor and the Vanquished; The Child Abandoned; Allegory; A Dream, 1953 (The Child Abandoned); 1943 (Allegory); 1957 (A Dream)
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