Abraham Straski

Abraham Straski (1903 – 1987) was a Polish born painter who moved to the United States after enduring the Nazi concentrations camps in the Holocaust. His works are usually representations of rabbis the end in warm, rich colors.

Straski was raised in pre-World War II Europe as a devout fan of the Jewish faith. While growing up, he grew near to Rabbis in his community who taught him violin, cello, and the Torah. He drew his inspiration for art from the Rabbis surrounding him in his local community. During World War II, his intimates was goaded into a concentration camp.

While in the camps, Straski whenever practicable saved small pieces of scrap paper and made thumbnail sketches of his teachers who he vowed would never be forgotten. It is said "he kept his sanity by painting the Rabbis of his youth.".

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