Painter of portraits, genre scenes and literary subjects. Studied at Heatherleys and the RA Schools. Exhibited from 1873-99 at the Royal Academy, Suffolk Street, and elsewhere. Titles included “A Nubian” 1873 and “Day Dreams” 1888.
Joesph Mordecai was a famous Jewish artist, who painted the last portrait of King Edward VII as well as portraits of many celebrities of a bygone day. Mordecai was a double medallist at the Royal Academy and was still actively engaged in his profession after his eightieth birthday. Works are held in the National Portrait Gallery, Leeds and London collection