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Maxa Nordau

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Daughter of Maximilian Nordau (Simon Maximilian Südfeld) and Anna Nordau (Dons-Kaufmann)
Sister of Maxa Nordau-Gruenblat and Anna Nordau

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About Maxa Nordau

Maxa Nordau - Paris - 1897 - Paris - 1991 Maxa Nordau grow up in a parisian wealthy family. Her father, Max Nordau, was one of the theorist and a collaborator of Theodore Herzl and he  contributed to the creation of Israel.

Maxa Nordau learned with Lopez Mesquita and Jules Adler oil painting, drawing and watercolor.

During the First World War, she lived in Spain and took part at the Colonial exhibition in Strasbourg in 1924 and in Paris in 1931. She participated at the decoration of the Palestinian pavilion for the International Exhibition of Paris in 1937. In 1939, Maxa Nordau participated in England in an exhibition of French art.

During the Second World War, Maxa Nordau lived in the United States where she had several exhibitions in New York and she taught painting at the New York City College.

Back in Paris in 1946, she exhibited in galleries specializing in portraits and illustrated several books. However, Israel will always remain her home.

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