Rudolf Levy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Rudolf Levy (1875[1]—1944)[2] was a renowned painter who worked with and was a student of Henri Matisse.[1][3] According to historian Cecil Roth, Levy was one of the "pioneers of the modern art movement in Germany."[4]

Rudolf Levy was born in Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland) in 1875.[1] He fought for the German Army in World War I and was awarded the Iron Cross.[1] In 1933, Levy fled from Berlin to Paris and in 1940 escaped to Florence, Italy.[1] In 1943 he was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp, where he died in 1944.[2]