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Shalom Siegfried Sebba (1897-1975) was an Israeli painter, sculptor and architect.

He was born in 1897, in Tilsit, Prussia. In 1911 he moved with his mother to Konigsberg. 

During World War I, from 1914 to 1918, he served as a soldier in the German army and was sent to the Western front. In 1919 he studied art and science and architecture in Germany. In 1920 he settled in Berlin. During the 1920s he traveled extensively to places such as Indonesia, Finland, North Africa and the Nubian Desert, and published his descriptions and illustrations in the Frankfurt Zeitung. Shalom Sebba’s early work, from the 1920s, bear the influence of German expressionist art. 

In the early 1930s he designed theater sets in Darmstadt. In 1933, after the rise of the Nazi party to power, he left Germany for Switzerland and Sweden. In 1936 he immigrated to Eretz, Israel and settled in Givatayim. After immigrating to Israel he created portraits and various works with a cubist theme. His paintings were always modernist at heart and he created monumental public works, most of them with subjects taken from the Bible.

In the tradition of Israeli painting, one can see Shalom Sebba as one of the most prominent pre-Canaanite artists of his generation.
In the 1940s, he moved to the city of Hoffheim, near Frankfurt.

His works were exhibited at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art as part of the collection of Eugen Kolb, the museum's director. From 1947 to 1954, he studied optical problems in the framework of the new objectivity theory, in which he built areas on geometric planes that embodied voluptuous illusions. In 1955 he presented the audience with compositions with new views of objects in space.

He died in 1975 in Germany where he had lived from 1963.


Department of Architecture, Danzig, Germany 

Studies Physics and Chemistry, The University of Königsberg, Germany

Academy of Fine Arts, Königsberg, Germany



First prize in Applied Arts exhibition, Bezalel National Museum, Jerusalem

Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality