Judy Cassab

Judy Cassab (15 August 1920 – 3 November 2015),
born Judit Kaszab, was an Australian painter.

Early years
Judy Cassab was born in Vienna, on 15 August 1920 to Jewish Hungarian parents. She began painting at twelve years old and began studying at the Academy of Art in Prague in 1938 but was forced to flee the German occupation in 1939. Cassab worked in a factory under an assumed name and put her artistic skills to use after hours forging papers and passports.

Her husband, Jancsi Kampfner, was put in a forced labour camp by the Nazis in World War II, and returned to Hungary in 1944.

Cassab, her husband and two sons John and Peter emigrated to Australia in 1951 and settled in Sydney.
Cassab became an Australian citizen in 1957.
Judy Cassab passed away Nov. 3, 2015

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