Jacob Steinhardt (1887–1968) was a painter and woodcut artist, who worked mainly in woodcuts depicting biblical and other Jewish subjects. Born in Zerkow, Germany, he immigrated to Israel during 1933. He studied at the School of Art in Berlin in 1906, then studied painting with Louis Corinth and engraving with Hermann Struck in 1907. From 1908 to 1910 he traveled to Paris, where he associated with Henri Matisse and Théophile Steinlen. He made also study trip to Italy in 1911.
When World War I broke out, he enlisted in the German army, and served on the Eastern Front in Poland and Lithuania, and then in Macedonia. He made few woodcuts with war scenes from the Macedonian front. After the war, he returned to Berlin, and in 1922 married Minni Gumpert. He participated in the New Sezession and founded the Pathetiker Group.