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Jussuf Abbo

Sprengel Museum Hannover

4 Dec 2019 - 29 Mar 2020

A Palestine-born Jewish sculptor and draughtsman who made his name among the artistic circles of Berlin during the 1910s and ’20s, Jussuf Abbo fled to Britain in 1935. Many of his works were destroyed by the Nazis; this survey presents the majority of his surviving sculptures and works in paper, in a city where he exhibited during his lifetime on multiple occasions – including as a guest member of the Hanover Secession. Find out more from the Sprengel Museum’s website.

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Untitled (Crouching female nude) (undated), Jussuf Abbo.

Untitled (Crouching female nude) (undated), Jussuf Abbo. Photo: Herling/Herling/Werner, Sprengel Museum Hannover; © Angela Abbo, Brighton

Untitled (Head with raised left hand) (1921), Jussuf Abbo.

Untitled (Head with raised left hand) (1921), Jussuf Abbo. Photo: Herling/Herling/Werner, Sprengel Museum Hannover; © Angela Abbo, Brighton

Small standing torso (1930), Jussuf Abbo.

Small standing torso (1930), Jussuf Abbo. Photo: Herling/Herling/Werner, Sprengel Museum Hannover; © Angela Abbo, Brighton

The sculptor Jussuf Abbo (1930), Kate Steinitz.

The sculptor Jussuf Abbo (1930), Kate Steinitz. Photo: Herling/Herling/Werner, Sprengel Museum Hannover; © Steinitz Family Art Collection

Untitled (Lying female nude) (undated), Jussuf Abbo.

Untitled (Lying female nude) (undated), Jussuf Abbo. Photo: Herling/Herling/Werner, Sprengel Museum Hannover; © Angela Abbo, Brighton

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