Name: Self-portrait with Jewish Identity Card

Date:  1926 - 1950

Location:  Europe

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


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Artist: Felix Nussbaum

Confronting Bodies: Jews

Date of Action: 1943

Specific Location: Germany

Description of Artwork: Jewish man who is wearing the yellow star of David, has a Jewish identity card, and there is a high wall behind him that represents fear and oppression.

Description of Incident: Nussbaums painting was seen by Nazis.

Results of Incident: He was arrested within a year that he created this painting, and was taken to a concentration camp with many other victims.

Source: Frank , Patrick. Prebles' Artforms . 11th ed., MyArtsLab , 2013.

Submitted By: Laura Rebolledo

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