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The Museum of Biblical Art Exhibits the Paintings of Ludwig Blum

artwork:Ludwig Blum - "Temple Mount and the Western Wall", 1943 - Oil on canvas - 32 x 46 cm. - Private Collection. On view at the Museum of Biblical Art, NYC in "Jerusalem and the Holy Land: The Paintings of Ludwig Blum" from October 28th until January 15th 2012.

New York City.- The Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) is proud to present “Jerusalem and the Holy Land: The Paintings of Ludwig Blum”, on view at the museum from October 28th through January 15th 2012. This exhibition, organized by Ben Uri, The London Jewish Museum of Art, The Art Museum for Everyone, was first shown in London, England in January 2011 and curated there by the Israeli scholar Dr. Dalia Manor. Known as the “Painter of Jerusalem,” Ludwig Blum (1891-1974) immigrated to Palestine in 1923 from what is now the Czech Republic. A veteran of the First World War and an academically-trained painter, Blum set about depicting the Middle East, most notably, the Holy Land, both through vast topographical scenes and through small-scale street and marketplace scenes.