About Otto Lilien

Otto Magnus Jaacob Lilien, 1907–1991, electrical engineer, expert in photogravure, author

Otto Lilien was the son of Ephraim Moses Lilien (1874– 1925) an illustrator and printmaker, particularly noted for his art on Jewish themes and sometimes called the “first Zionist artist.” His wife, Lore Lilien, was a goldsmith. The couple emigrated from Berlin to Jerusalem and applied for citizenship in 1939, with their two daughters.

Ismar David was a close friend of Otto and Lore Lilien and made several designs for them.

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