Ben Uri collection

The Enchanted Castle

Artist information

Name Manfred Altman (1911-1999)

Born Salzburg, Austria

Died London, England

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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

Date 1982

Object type drawing

Medium pastel on paper

Materials and techniques pastel (medium) paper (support)

Unframed 30 x 45 cm

Framed 55 x 69 cm

Signed BRC: Manfred Altman

Acquisition gift from the artist 1993

Accession number 1993-38

Display status not on display



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