Hirshenberg, Samuel

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HIRSHENBERG, SAMUEL (1865–1908), Polish painter, born in Lodz, Poland. Hirshenberg painted large historical canvases in the fashion of the time and also many Jewish subjects such as "the Yeshiva," "Uriel Acosta," "Young Spinoza," and the "Jewish Cemetery." His "Wandering Jew" and "Golus" (exile) were especially popular. In 1907 he emigrated to Palestine and accepted a teaching post at the Bezalel School of Art, Jerusalem. He died a year later.