Rabbinical Decision

Rabbinical Decision
Israel Abramofsky
Acquisition Number: 51.1
Medium: Drawing on paper
Size: 13 1/4" x10 1/4"
Date: 1951

Credit: Purchased by the Canton Museum of Art

Born near Kiev, Russia, Israel Abramofsky was a city-landscape painter and one of his favorite subjects was villages in Breton, France. He served in a Siberian prison camp, and in 1929 went to Toledo, Ohio to join his two brothers. He worked as a welder and studied art in the evening. Abramofsky was in Paris several times between 1914 and 1925 and studied at the Academie Julian. Israel Abramofsky through his own description of Rabbinical Decision: “This is a drawing of a Rabbi that has been helping a Jewish family to make an important decision – the image helps us to understand how religion and religious people help in matters of importance”.