(Gabriella Rosenthal, German-Israeli illustrator, cartoonist and teacher)
When I visited the New Synagogue in Berlin last Sunday, I was excited to find that there was a special exhibition on the works of a cartoonist: Gabriella Rosenthal. I liked her style and her attitude right away. The casual ink drawings, gently colourised, reminded me slightly of Wilhelm Busch’s illustrations. And all her works show the unbiased irony of an open and liberal mind and love of mankind with all its facets and quirks.

Gabriella Rosenthal emigrated from Germany to Palestine in 1935. The exhibition puts the focus on her works from 1938 to 1955, the exciting and troubled years around the birth of modern Israel.

The exhibition »Es war einmal in Jerusalem« has been extended to October, 2019. If you happen to be in Berlin in the meantime you should drop by. There is also a fine book published by Hentrich & Hentrich.

Published on 11 June 2019

Related to Caricatures & Portraits, Drawings, Jewish Past & Present, Watercolour

Drawing “Gabriella Rosenthal”