Abraham Rosenbaum’s father was a waiter. Abraham grew up in Radom and decided to go study in Warsaw where he joined a school of arts and crafts. His drawings caught the attention of one of his professors, who got him a scholarship to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He arrived in Paris in 1923. Since his scholarship did not suffice, he worked as a photo retoucher to earn his living. He also engraved bronze for the arms factory and the Mint, where coins for currency were manufactured. He lived an active Parisian life and spent time at the cafés in Montparnasse. He painted and drew after work. He used to visit his friend the writer Wolf Wieworka, for whom he painted the portrait of his daughter Tema. He often used pastels and produces some sculptures. On July 16, 1942, he was arrested by French police officers during the Vel d’Hiv roundup. He was deported and murdered in Auschwitz.
Nieszawer & Princ
"Artistes juifs de l’Ecole de Paris 1905-1939"
Editons Somogy 2015