Shulamith WITTENBERG – MILLER
1908 - 1995
Paintings, watercolours, drawings, graphics and writings
Shulamith Wittenberg Miller in about 1968 - image archives SAJBD Johannesburg
Born 1908 in Jerusalem, attended Bezalel Art School, Jerusalem, under Prof. Boris Schatz; advanced studies in Paris at the Académie Montparnasse under the cubist painter André Lhote. In 1933, married Rabbi Meyer Miller and moved to the U.S.A. that year, residing in Greenwich CT until 1950.
See further details about her CV obtained from the New York Public Library archives (PDF)
In 1950 Shulamith Wittenberg-Miller moved to Durban as her husband had been appointed the spiritual leader of the Durban Reform Congregation which he was to build up in a 20 year ministry. She continued to paint and exhibit in South Africa and abroad.
Her husband retired at the end of 1969 and moved with his wife Shulamith to the Garden City Jewish Centre, Garden City, N.Y., U.S.A. in 1970. During the 1980s she lived in West Hempstead, N.Y.
First Tower of David Exhibition, Jerusalem, April, 1921
SA Association of Arts, Cape Town - Paintings and etchings - March, 1962
Gallery 101, Johannesburg ("Women of the Bible") (copper etchings) – 27th April - 14th May, 1964
Durban Art Gallery, Durban - 22nd September to 3rd October, 1965
SA Association of Arts, Pretoria - Republic Festival Exhibition, 1966 (May) cat. 200
Durban - 8th to 22nd May, 1968 (paintings)
Durban Jewish Club, Durban - 23rd August, 1975 (etchings)
"Portrait of an African child", 1960 - oil on canvas, 23 x 16 cm, signed and dated lower edge ‘S.W. Miller 1960’
Originally private collection in Melbourne, sold at the California International Antiquarian Book Fair, Pasadena CA, in February 2012
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Works in Public Museums
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY USA
“Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord”, 1963 – etching/paper 12/25 – 25.4x20.3 cm - (Augustus Healy Fund 65.29.2)
“Lag Ba’Omer in Maron”, 1960 – etching/paper 7/20 – 15x2x20.3 cm - (Augustus Healy Fund 65.29.1)
University of California UCLA, Berkeley CA
40 graphics are recorded in The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (see PDF) at
The Bancroft Library
New York Public Library – The Print Collection
"The daughter of Jephtah", 1962 - etching 5/25
¨"But his wife looked back", 1964 - etching 4/25
"Sabbath in Meah Shearim", 1968 - etching - ed. n/av.
Other data - see ephemera file of NYPL (PDF)
Hebrew Union College Jewish Museum, Cincinnati OH
Spertus Museum, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago IL
Disposed of most of their collection on 15th August, 2007, by auction through Leslie Hindman Auctioneers as follows:
Sale 59 Lot 1113 – a group of 32 prints
Sale 59 Lot 1114 – 4 drawings and a linocut q.v.
“A Yemeni tailor” linocut
Durban Art Gallery, Durban
"Moses" (etching) and "Jochebed nursing the child, Moses", (etching) (donated by the artist) (see PDF)
Selected Publications and Press cuttings relating to South Africa mainly
“Art & Artists of South Africa” (Berman) (Balkema), 1983, pp. 516, 523, 539
Natal Daily News, Durban - 22nd April, 1958 - exhibition review
Cape Times, Cape Town - 15th March, 1962 - exhibition review by Matthys Bokhorst
Cape Times, Cape Town - 16th March, 1962, ill. article
Natal Mercury, Durban - 7th September, 1963 - exhibition review
"Jewish Affairs" (SA Jewish Board of Deputies, Johannesburg) 1964 Vol. 19, p. 23
Jewish Times, Durban - 11th March, 1966 - ill. article
Jewish Affairs, Johannesbûrg - April, 1968, p. 26, ill.
Daily News - 18th April, 1969 - exhibition review, ill. with photo of the artist
Zionist Record, Durban - 22nd August, 1975 - article
„WHO WAS WHO IN AMERICAN ART, 1564-1975 (Peter Hastings Falk, Editor), 1999
http://douglasstewart.com.au/files/catalogues/DSFB_California_2012_Web11.pdf - p.25, cat. 35, ill.
Books published and illustrated by Shulamith W Miller
„I remember Jerusalem“ (Olive Tree Press, West Hempstead N.Y.), 1983
“Rabbi Meyer Miller 1903-1985 – a remembrance: poems and sketches” (memorial booklet, privately printed, USA), 28 pp., abt. 1986
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