Jerusalem Watercolors

 


Anna Rychter-May
Jerusalem

Early Twentieth Century Watercolors
from the Palestinian Heritage Foundation


watercolor
© Anna Rychter May

Anna Rychter-May
(1865-1955, b. Regensburg, Germany) was an early twentieth century
artist known for her watercolors of Palestine. She lived and painted in Jerusalem
from the 1920’s to 1955. This rare collection is loaned for exhibition
to Gallery Al-Quds by Hanan and Farah Munayyer and the Palestinian
Heritage Foundation.

   

Meet the Artist


 

Anna Rychter-May (1865-1955 b. Regensburg, Germany), was an early twentieth century artist known for her watercolors of Palestine. Rychter-May was married to Polish artist Tadeusz Rychter, whom she met while living in Germany.  In 1923 they left together for Jerusalem, which was at that time under the British Mandate. They were both excellent watercolorists who showed in many exhibitions, including a joint  one in Jerusalem in 1927.  During World War II, Tadeusz went back to Europe for a visit and is thought to have died there.  After the war of 1948, Anna moved to what became known as Arab East Jerusalem, part of Jordan, where she died in 1955 at the age of 90.  She lived and painted in Jerusalem from the 1920s to 1955.