Eliezer-Zusman of Brody: the early modern synagogue painter and his world

Zvi Orgad

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The book Eliezer-Zusman of Brody: The Early Modern Synagogue Painter and His World discusses the Jewish cultural and artistic migration from Eastern Europe to German lands in the first half of the eighteenth century. Its case study is the synagogue painter Eliezer-Zusman of Brody, who painted several synagogues in the Franconia area, today in southern Germany. By choosing this case study, the book highlights hitherto neglected aspects of the life and work methods of religious artisans in Eastern and Central Europe in the early modern period. The focus on synagogue paintings in Franconia presents an unexpected intensive scene of synagogue painters in the periphery of Jewish Ashkenazi existence
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLeiden: Brill
Number of pages360
ISBN (Electronic)9789004502543
ISBN (Print)9789004502536
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameJews, Judaism, and the arts ; volume 2


  • Sussmann
  • Eliezer
  • active 1730-1740
  • Mural painting and decoration
  • German -- Germany -- Franconia -- History -- 18th century
  • Synagogue art -- Germany -- Franconia -- History -- 18th century


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