The second group of paintings in the Hecht
Collection includes several works by the Jewish-Dutch
painter Jozef Israels, who is considered one
of the founders of the "Hague School" of painting.
The other works of Jewish art in this group
are all by German and Eastern European artists.
Some of these artists, such as Hermann Struck,
Jakob Steinhardt, and Jozef Budko, immigrated
to Israel and took part in the process of the
crystallization of Israeli art.