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Rubinstein was a Jewish-Russian pianist, composer and conductor who became a pivotal figure in Russian… [More] culture when he founded the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. He was the older brother of Nikolai Rubinstein, who founded the Moscow Conservatory. As a pianist, Rubinstein ranks amongst the great 19th-century keyboard virtuosos. [Less]
1908: Claude Lévi-Strauss
Levi-Strauss was a Jewish-French anthropologist and ethnologist, and has been called one of the fathers of… [More] modern anthropology. He argued that the “savage” mind had the same structures as the “civilized” mind and that human characteristics are the same everywhere. [Less]
1928: Morris Louis
Louis was a Jewish-American painter. During the 1950s he became one of the earliest exponents of Color Field… [More] painting. Living in Washington, DC. Louis, along with Kenneth Noland and other Washington painters formed an art movement that is known today as the Washington Color School. [Less]