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Albert Rubin (July 10, 1887, Sofia, Bulgaria-d. 1956)
He graduated in 1900 from elementary school and went to work as a construction carpenter due to economic straits of his
Begins painting and sculpture studies at the Sofia Academy of Fine Arts
Founding of competition for selecting the most talented art
student among the Jewish communities of the Balkans.
Albert Rubin wins first prize in the competition.
recommendation of Boris Schatz, he travels from Bulgaria to
Jerusalem where he enters the inaugural class at Bezalel, and
studies painting and sculpture for three years. His father is
employed as caretaker at the school.
Leaves for Paris, where he attends the Professor Fernand
Cormon art school for seven years.
Admitted for the first time to the annual “Salon” of French
artists. World War I breaks out that same year. After the
war, Rabin will continue to participate in the Paris “Art
As part of his military service, Rubin gives drawing lessons to
soldiers of the Franco-Belgian army.
Granted French citizenship. Begins working as graphic artist
and illustrator in the advertising field.
Loses sight of his left eye in an accident
Living and working in Switzerland
During the war, hides with his family in France. Arrested
twice, he escapes both times from his jailers.
May 31, 1956
Albert Rubin killed in a traffic accident in Paris.
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