Jewish Art in America: An Introduction

Jewish Art in America: An Introduction

Matthew Baigell

Language: English

Pages: 283

ISBN: B00F50RKSK

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In this first book-length study of Jewish art in America, Matthew Baigell explores works from the early settlers of America to the present. It concentrates on exploring and examining Jewish subject matter employed by artists as they illustrated aspects of their religious and ethnic heritage and as they responded to major events over the decades, including the Great Migration, the Great Depression, the Holocaust, and the founding of the State of Israel, as well as the dispersal of Jewish artists around the country and the rise of feminism and spiritualism in the late-twentieth century. Subjects include genre scenes of 'the Jewish street,' religious and spiritual themes derived from the Bible and the Kabbalah, and images that record the artists' participation in and witnessing of major events in their lifetimes. The author also considers the often asked questions: Is there a Jewish art? and, Is there a single Jewish Experience?

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Contents Preface ix xiii Introduction 1 Until 1920, Preliminari es and Beginnings 1 2 The 1920s, Settling In 27 3 The 1930s, Social Issu es 43 4 The 1940s, the Holocau st Years and After 71 5 The 1950s and After, th e Old er Genera tion 105 6 The 1950s and After, th e Younger Gen eration 129 7 The 1970s and After, Representati ve Figures 147 8 The 1970s and After, Later Holocau st Respon ses 169 9 The 1970s and After, Spiritualism 189 10 The 1970s and After, Feminism

Contents Preface ix xiii Introduction 1 Until 1920, Preliminari es and Beginnings 1 2 The 1920s, Settling In 27 3 The 1930s, Social Issu es 43 4 The 1940s, the Holocau st Years and After 71 5 The 1950s and After, th e Old er Genera tion 105 6 The 1950s and After, th e Younger Gen eration 129 7 The 1970s and After, Representati ve Figures 147 8 The 1970s and After, Later Holocau st Respon ses 169 9 The 1970s and After, Spiritualism 189 10 The 1970s and After, Feminism

Contents Preface ix xiii Introduction 1 Until 1920, Preliminari es and Beginnings 1 2 The 1920s, Settling In 27 3 The 1930s, Social Issu es 43 4 The 1940s, the Holocau st Years and After 71 5 The 1950s and After, th e Old er Genera tion 105 6 The 1950s and After, th e Younger Gen eration 129 7 The 1970s and After, Representati ve Figures 147 8 The 1970s and After, Later Holocau st Respon ses 169 9 The 1970s and After, Spiritualism 189 10 The 1970s and After, Feminism

213 11 227 Conclusion Works Cite d 233 Index 237 Abou t the Au tho r 253 vii

213 11 227 Conclusion Works Cite d 233 Index 237 Abou t the Au tho r 253 vii

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