Melnikoff, Avraham

(1892-1960)
   Israeli sculptor. He was born in Russia, studied sculpture in Chicago, and in 1918 emigrated to Palestine. His work includes a monument to the soldier and pioneer Joseph Trumpeldor and his comrades.

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