Work by Arnold Daghani

Arnold Daghani was born in Suczawa, Rumania on the 22nd February 1909 and died in Hove, Sussex on the 6th April 1985. Before the Second World War he spent time travelling, working as a publishing house apprentice, and then as an import/export clerk. He married in 1940 and in 1942 he and his wife were deported by the Nazis to a labour/extermination camp in the Ukraine. On the 15th July 1943, Daghani and his wife escaped to a ghetto in nearby Bershad; the remaining inmates of the Nazi camp were later killed. After the war, Daghani moved and by 1958 left Rumania for good, spending 2 years in Israel before travelling to Italy, Switzerland and the south of France, before finally settling in England in 1977. Other than a few classes in the 1920s, Daghani had no formal art training. He lived a fragmented life of upheaval and change, which he documented well through his art and writings, and suffered from chronic depression and occasional suicidal tendencies. He created detailed journals and sketchbooks where writing held equal importance to illustrations. He produced art constantly, from mundane images of general life, including still-life drawings and collages, to detailed depictions of present and past events.

60 work/s by this artist from the collection are shown below. For a more detailed record and image please click on the link.

Jewish Man in Landscape

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14i

Head of Orthodox Man Seen from Behind

Object type painting

Accession number 1988-14ii

King David

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14iii

Girl Carrying Vase on Head

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14iv

In the Aftermath of World War Two (I)

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14ix

Untitled (Portrait of a Man in Arab Dress)

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14v

Proclamation of the Millenium for the Nazi Third Reich

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14vi

Head of a Jewish Man (I)

Object type painting

Accession number 1988-14vii

Caricature of Hitler

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14viii

Head of a Woman with Arab Headdress; Man Sketching, Foot, Slipper

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14x

Portrait of a Jewish Man with Beard

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14xi

Landscape in Blue, Yellow and Green

Object type painting

Accession number 1988-14xii

Man on a Donkey

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14xiii

Jerusalem Lane with View to Old City

Object type painting

Accession number 1988-14xiv

Dance according to Eastern Jewish Rite

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14xix

Fish

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14xv

Portrait of a Male Head in Profile, 'Cyril Cyrilitsh Biatok'

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14xvi

Portrait of Young Arab at the Foyer Culturel of the French Embassy

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14xvii

Seated Nude Figure, Turned Left

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14xviii

To Give Birth to a Child for the F├╝hrer

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-14xx