Hans Rawinsky (1921-1983)
Gift of Gertrude Turner
Hans David Rawinsky was a German-born, Jewish refugee whose family was killed in the Holocaust. He lived in Jerusalem in the 1940s where he trained as an artist. Rawinsky immigrated to the United States in 1953 and worked as a sculptor in New York, where his work can still be seen. This silhouette of Abraham Lincoln was based on Max Kalish’s 1932 statue of Lincoln in Cleveland, Ohio.