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 made a series of graphic images in remembrance of Jewish life there before it was destroyed. His art is similar to Chagall’s and largely influenced by Jewish Folk art. View more of his art.