This following biography was researched, compiled, and written by Geoffrey K. Fleming, Director, Southold Historical Society, Southold, NY.
MARK S. JOFFE (April of 1864 - June 27, 1941).
Jewish American landscape and portrait painter and teacher. He is one of the dozens of Jewish artists who once held prominence in New York City art circles but are today nearly forgotten - by both Gentiles and Jews alike.
Mark Joffe was born in April of 1864 in Divnsk, Latvia, son of Simon Michael Joffe and Bassius Eidus Joffe. He was a descendant of the famous Rabbi Mordechai Joffe (Yoffe) (1530-1612), the author of Levush Malkhut, a ten-volume codification of religious laws that particularly stressed the c
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