Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita

Tokyo Station Gallery

poster for Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita

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Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita (1868 - 1944) created many distinctive woodcuts utilizing a variety of techniques. He was also a teacher of graphic design and woodblock printing in the Netherlands. He and his family were captured by Nazis and sent to death in a concentration camp. However, his former pupils, including Maurits Cornelis Escher, famed for his trompe-l’oeil art, did everything in their power to protect the works left in Mesquita’s home. This is the first exhibition in Japan to explore Mesquita’s art in detail.

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Schedule

from June 29, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Open until 20:00 on Fridays.

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