Ben Uri collection

Rock Dynamics from the Sea

Artist information

Name Manfred Altman (1911-1999)

Born Salzburg, Austria

Died London, England

Find more work in the collection by this artist

Manfred Altman was born in Salzburg, Austria and studied law and philosophy in Germany, and, briefly, art in Holland. Fleeing Nazi persecution, he was forced to leave Berlin in 1938, settling in England where he was appointed Communal Rabbi of Manchester, but was unable to save the majority of his family who perished in Auschwitz. He painted throughout his life but was primarily interested in the law and Jewish studies, helping to develop the Insitute of Jewish Studies in London, founded in 1954 by his brother Alexander in Manchester.

Object Details

Object type drawing

Medium coloured pastels on paper

Materials and techniques pastel (medium) painting (technique) paper (support)

Unframed 29 x 44 cm

Framed 56 x 70 cm

Signed signed and dated, bottom right: Manfred Altman

Acquisition Presented by the artist 1987

Accession number 1987-7

Display status not on display

The artist observed that the work was 'done on location in Madeira at sea level[,] looking up towards Reid's hotel'.

Hover mouse cursor over image to zoom (you can also use the mouse wheel).


View bigger image

© Ben Uri Gallery and Museum