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