Rosine Cahen’s Drawings from the Great War

Rosine Cahen (1857–1933) was an unlikely chronicler of the First World War. She arrived in Paris in 1871 from Delme, a small town in Lorraine, France and studied art at the Julian Academy, the only institution accepting women at the time. Between 1916 and 1919, while in her sixties, she regularly visited those seriously wounded in the war, drawing portraits which went beyond the horror of the wounds and medical equipment to capture the peace- ful or resigned expression of these men whose lives had been suddenly shattered . Through February 23, 2020, at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme in Paris.