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Bomberg, David Garshen (1890–1957), painter, was born at 18 Florence Street, Birmingham, on 5 December 1890, the fifth of the eleven children of Abraham Bomberg (1867/8–1938), a Polish immigrant leather-worker, and his wife, Rebecca, née Klan (1863/4–1912), whose family kept an inn and reared horses. In 1895 the family moved to ...

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Gertler, Mark (1891–1939), painter, was born on 9 December 1891 at 16 Gun Street, Spitalfields, London, the youngest of the five children of Louis Gertler (c.1858–1917), master furrier, and his wife, Kate (Golda) Berenbaum (c.1862–1932). In 1893 the family returned to their native ...

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Kitaj, Ronald Brooks [Ron] (1932–2007), painter and essayist, was born Ronald Brooks Benway on 29 October 1932, in Chagrin Falls, near Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Sigmund Benway and his wife, Jeanne, née Brooks (d. 1995), a steel mill worker and teacher. His father was born in ...

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Solomon, Simeon (1840–1905), painter and draughtsman, was born at 3 Sandys Street, Bishopsgate, London, on 9 October 1840, the son of Michael Solomon (b. 1779) and his wife, Catherine Levy (d. 1886). His father, who had inherited the family hat business and who had started a paper embossing firm, was a prominent member of the Jewish community in the ...

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Stern, Irma (1894–1966), artist in South Africa, was born in Schweizer-Reneke, Transvaal, on 2 October 1894, the first child of Samuel Stern (1863–1935), general dealer, and his wife, Henny, née Fels (1875–1944). Her parents were prosperous German Jews who retained strong ties with the cosmopolitan culture of ...