Monthly Archives: November 2015

Josef Presser, Dream, 1940

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Issachar Ber Ryback, Harriet Louise

The colors and the mimicking shape of hat and boats is so striking here.

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Issachar Ber Ryback, Man Eating Soup

Painting showing Issachar Ber Ryback’s use of Expressionist technique, similar to Chaim Soutine. While this image details a poor Jew in a Pre World War II shetl eating soup, when I saw it I could not help but remember some … Continue reading

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Issachar Ber Ryback, The Boy and a Goat

 

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Issachar Ber Ryback, The Matchmaker

This work of Ber Ryback resembles works by Chaim Soutine. I love everything here: the colors, the fluid energy and wavy textures, and the marvelous caricatured expressions on the faces. It was very common in the Jewish world then for a matchmaker … Continue reading

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Issachar Ber Ryback, Shtetl, My Destroyed Home, a Remembrance

Issachar Ber Ryback was born in Yelisavetgrad (now Kirovograd, Ukraine). This was also the town where some of my family emigrated from. His father was murdered during a Pogrom there, around the late 1890s (after which my family left). Ber Ryback … Continue reading

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Lionel S. Reiss, Courtyard in Chelm

Illustration of Chelm, Eastern Poland, before World War II and the Holocaust. Almost all 15,000 Jews of this town were exterminated in the concentration Sobibor by 1940.

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Mati Klarwein, Geraldine Chaplin

Portrait of the daughter of Charlie Chaplin. Mati Klarwein is famous for his art on album covers such as Miles Davis Bitches Brew.

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Mati Klarwein, St. John

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Richard Dadd

Wonderful example of Outsider art (Richard Dadd) from the site trueoutsider.wordpress.com

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