Jewish Art in America: An Introduction

By Matthew Baigell

During this first book-length learn of Jewish artwork in the USA, Matthew Baigell explores works from the early settlers of the USA to the current. It concentrates on exploring and interpreting Jewish material hired by means of artists as they illustrated features in their non secular and ethnic historical past and as they replied to significant occasions over the a long time, together with the good Migration, the good melancholy, the Holocaust, and the founding of the kingdom of Israel, in addition to the dispersal of Jewish artists round the nation and the increase of feminism and spiritualism within the late-twentieth century. topics contain style scenes of 'the Jewish street,' non secular and non secular issues derived from the Bible and the Kabbalah, and photographs that checklist the artists' participation in and witnessing of significant occasions of their lifetimes. the writer additionally considers the usually requested questions: Is there a Jewish paintings? and, Is there a unmarried Jewish event?

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