Nettie Bromberg

Nettie Bromberg (1920-1990) did not care about the going artistic trends and developed her own style and technique.
She used drawings, paintings and watercolours to create portraits of people dear to her, not in the least from Jewish history and culture.
Important themes in her work included the huge injustice of WWII, racism and wrongs, also outside WWII.
Nettie Bromberg lived and worked in Eijsden, Limburg, and explored the Israeli deserts on her travels and in her art.

Most of her work is no longer on display in the Netherlands: Nettie Bromberg decided that it should go to Israel after her death.
In October 1992, a permanent exhibition of her work opened at the museum at Ein Harod, south-east of Haifa.
Shortly prior to this event the Nettie Steijns-Bromberg Foundation, who manages her work, had the entire oeuvre photographed and on 8 May 1991 opened an exhibition at the Eijsden Town Hall.
'Uit Eijsdens Verleden' published a booklet for the occasion. That booklet, which contains personal contributions from family members and other people close to Nettie, became the basis for this website.
To make sure that Nettie Bromberg will not be forgotten.

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Museum of Art Ein Harod

The Museum of Art in Kibbutz Ein Harod, currently one of the main museums in Israel, started out as a simple 'art corner' in the wooden workshop of painter Chaim Atar. Nettie Bromberg's work was included in the collection Jewish artists from the Diaspora in 1992 and is now on loan at the Kimaron Theatre. The collection also gives an overview of Israeli art from the kibbutz movement and Jewish minority groups.
Read more on the museum website (English)

Museum of Art, Ein Harod 18965, Israel, Tel. (009720)4-6485701,

Exhibition in Kimaron

An exhibition of Nettie Bromberg's work is currently on display at the Kimaron theatre centre in Emek Bet Shean. This underground theatre was built during the limited war initiated by Egypt for the purpose of regaining Sinai areas captured by Israel in 1967 (War of Attrition, 1969-70). The residents of the Bet Shean Valley sought to continue their cultural activities without risking their lives in their open air theatre in the event of bombings. Architect Shlomo Gilad built the theatre so that it could double as a bomb shelter.

Kimaron Theatre, Tel. (00972-0)4-6220066, (00972-0)04-6065860

Digital Galleries

  • Portrait Drawings
  • Portrait Paintings
  • Racism and Injustice
  • Eijsden Landscapes
  • Israeli Landscapes
  • Desert