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The Arts Committee Meeting

Artist information

Name Alfred Adrian Wolfe

Other name Wolfstein

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Alfred Adrian Wolfe (formerly Wolfstein) lived and exhibited in London. He was a member of the Arts Section of the Jewish Association of Arts and Sciences (J.A.A.S.), alongside Alfred Wolmark.

Object Details

Date 1917

Object type drawing

Medium pen and ink on paper

Materials and techniques ink | pen (medium) paper (support)

Unframed 17.3 x 22.4 cm

Framed 35 x 38.5 cm

Signed signed and dated, bottom right: monogram 1917

Acquisition presented by Anna Wolfe 1982

Accession number 1987-431

Display status not on display

The Jewish Association of Arts and Sciences (J.A.A.S.) had its roots in an earlier informal salon called the “Shletneils Club”, which met at the home of Mrs. Moses Zangwill (mother to the famous writer Israel), who welcomed young Jewish authors, musicians, painters, dramatists and poets. Like the earlier club, the JAAS also comprised various sections on literature, art, music, drama and science, but perhaps Alfred Wolmark, who was in charge of the arts section, had the largest presence. Wolfe’s cartoon shows a meeting of the Art Section in 1917 with Wolmark recognisable by his dark, flowing mane of hair and glasses) on the right, as he thumps the table to make his point, while the others (left to right) are: a Mr. Rebekoff, Adrian Wolfe, Meyer Klang, Isaac Snowman and (far right), with an even greater mane of hair than Wolmark: Morris Goldstein.

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