Lesser Ury

Wonderful discovery during an exhibition of the Museum of Israel open at the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum in Tokyo: the Jewish German painter Lesser Ury, influenced by French impressionism but renown for his work on urban scenes. Please take a look at this painting: a night view of the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin after World War I.

Ury died 1931, a few years before Hitler took the power in Germany. This painting was confiscated by the nazis and discovered after the war in underground of the ruins of the Reichstag.