Abraham Weinbaum

1890 1943
(Ukraine) 1890 /   (Pologne) 1943

Weinbaum’s father, a textile industrialist, settled his family in Lodz. Finding life there too materialistic, Weinbaum moved to Odessa to study painting. Continuing his search for a more "romantic" city, he then moved to Cracow where he was exposed to the revolutionary Jewish youth movement and became friends with the painter Joseph Leski.

He studied painting at the Fine Art Academy in Cracow together with Joseph Pankiewicz who gave him the urge to discover Paris and the great painters.

In 1910 he moved to Paris and exhibited in the official Salons Living rooms as well as in Belgium, where the State acquired one of his oil paintings. Weinbaum travelled frequently to Lodz.

In 1940 he moved to Marseilles with his wife and daughter.

On January 22, 1943 they were arrested and interned in Compiegne, later being transferred to Drancy. On March 23, 1943 they were deported on convoy n°52.

They were assassinated in Sobibor.