International scientific conference „Hirszenberg Brothers – In Search of the Promised Land”

International scientific conference „Hirszenberg Brothers – In Search of the Promised Land” / Międzynarodowa konferencja naukowa „Bracia Hirszenbergowie – W poszukiwaniu ziemi obiecanej”

Place Łódź, Museum of the City of Lodz, Ogrodowa 15, POLAND
Organizer Museum of the City of Lodz / Muzeum Miasta Łodzi
More info http://muzeum-lodz.pl/pl/muzeum/wystawy/wystawy-planowane/959-dziedzictwo-dwoch-kultur

Date: 25. 10. 2015

The conference inaugurates a three-year research and exhibition project dedicated to the artwork of Samuel, Leon and Henryk Hirszenberg. The theme of the conference is the artwork of three brothers in context of a financial support in early years of their careers by Lodz manufacturers, with particular emphasis on Maurice and Sarah Poznański patronage. Thanks to the Poznański orders for paintings (eg. for their palace interiors, portraits of family members or simply to the collection), the artists could go abroad to continue their education in the best European universities and to lead a stable life. The Hirszenberg brothers started their artistic activity in Lodz as heirs of Polish tradition, but they ended it as the aware representatives of European culture, contributing to its achievements in other countries.

The conference is a starting point for the international promotion of Polish artists and their scattered around the world creations and presentation of current research on their lives and careers.