About the artist
Eliazer (Elie) Neuburger is mainly known for his topographic drawings he made for the Municipal archive in The Hague. He was a painter, draftsman and watercolorist who made topographical views, portraits, landscapes, cityscapes and still-lives who mainly worked in Amsterdam and Frankfurt am Main. He was a member of multiple art associations such as St. Lucas and 'De Onafhankelijken' in Amsterdam. Born in Amsterdam, to a working-class family with six children. His father worked as a diamond cutter. He desired to be an artist already from a young age, and visited museums with his father. Yet his father did not encourage him to be an artist, and Eliazer was compelled to work, like his father, at a diamond-cutting factory. In the evenings, however, he studied painting in the studios of Hendrik Maarten Krabbé and Gerrit Willem Knap. In 1922, he married Johanna Petronella Maria Bijlard, and they had a daughter. During the Holocaust, with the help of neighbors, they remained hidden in his studio. After the war, he focused on portraiture of the cultural elite and landscapes of Amsterdam. Many of his paintings are in the collection of the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam.