magictransistor:Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita, R…

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Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita, Reuzenreiger (Giant Heron), 1931.

Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita (6 June 1868 – c. 11 February 1944) was a Dutch graphic artist active in the years before the Second World War. His pupils included graphic artist M. C. Escher (1898–1972). A Sephardic Jew, in his old age he was sent to Auschwitz by the Nazis, where he was gassed along with his wife. After the war, de Mesquita was largely forgotten.