Art lovers bank on Roth­schild

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY JU­LIA WEINER

IN­TER­NA­TION­ALLY RENOWNED sculp­tor Eva Roth­schild spoke about her work to 100 sup­port­ers of Bri­tish Friends of the Art Museums of Is­rael at its an­nual Women in Art lunch.

Works by Ms Roth­schild were in­stalled spe­cially for the oc­ca­sion at the new gallery premises of Mod­ern Art Lon­don, where the sculp­tor was in­ter­viewed by the ICA’s Kather­ine Stout.

Ms Roth­schild said af­ter­wards that although not re­lated to the fa­mous bank­ing fam­ily, her pa­ter­nal grand­fa­ther was a Ger­man Jew from Frank­furt (where the Roth­schild bank was orig­i­nally lo­cated). Her grand­fa­ther worked in Lon­don in the years lead­ing up to the war. Af­ter mar­ry­ing an Ir­ish woman, he con­verted to Catholi­cism and set­tled in Ire­land.

She­hada­greed­tos­peakatthe lunch as “I feel it is im­por­tant to sup­port cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions all over the world. They are the best part of our hu­man­ity.” One of her sculp­tures has been pur­chased for the Is­rael Mu­seum in Jerusalem. Af­ter the talk, guests took lunch at the St John res­tau­rant in Clerken­well.The event raised £28,000.

Some of the 60 or so bud­ding Spiel­bergs tak­ing part in the Lon­don Jewish Cul­tural Cen­tre’s Movie Mad­ness film-mak­ing pro­gramme as part of LJCC’s Fu­sion Summer Bo­nanza

Eva Roth­schild

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.