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Caricature of a Jewish man dressed in green

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.301

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    Brief Narrative
    Watercolor of a Jewish man with a red beard and green suit painted by Gustaw Rogalski. In the 1930s, Rogalski, a former champion soccer goalkeeper, was an art teacher and editor of two satirical magazines, "Karykatury," and "Rogaty," in Krakow, Poland. He was well known for his elegant, satirical portraits and lithographs which were exhibited and published in his magazines and other outlets. On September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. Krakow was occupied within the first week. Rogalski was executed by the Germans on December 24, 1939. The painting is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Red Haired Jewish Man with Checked Pants
    creation:  1934
    creation: Krakow (Poland)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, bottom left corner, black ink : Rys. Gustaw Rogalski / 1934 / (?) ava
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Artist: Gustaw Rogolski
    The Katz Ehrenthal Collection is a collection of more than 900 objects depicting Jews and antisemitic and anti-Jewish propaganda from the medieval to the modern era, in Europe, Russia, and the United States. The collection was amassed by Peter Ehrenthal, a Romanian Holocaust survivor, to document the pervasive history of anti-Jewish hatred in Western art, politics and popular culture. It includes crude folk art as well as pieces created by Europe's finest craftsmen, prints and periodical illustrations, posters, paintings, decorative art, and toys and everyday household items decorated with depictions of stereotypical Jewish figures.

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Caricature (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Watercolor on paper with a caricature of a Jewish man in left profile with a large, protruding, hooked nose and hooded eyes, with a long neck, red mustache and beard pointing outward, sideburns, and short hair. He wears a green bowler hat, hip length jacket, and checked pants. His left hand in in his pocket and his right hand is extended, palm sideways, as if for a handshake. Signed by the artist.
    overall: Height: 10.000 inches (25.4 cm) | Width: 7.000 inches (17.78 cm)
    overall : paper, watercolor

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    Administrative Notes

    The painting was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by the Katz Family.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Special Collection
    Katz Ehrenthal Collection
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:12:47
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