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Encyclopedia of Jewish American artists

Encyclopedia of Jewish American Artists presents over 80 nineteenth- and twentieth-century Jewish American artists, ranging from the critically neglected Theresa Bernstein, Ruth Gikow, and Jennings Tofel, to the well-known Eva Hesse, Roy Lichtenstein, and Larry Rivers. The subject matter of some of these artists may surprise readers. Adolph Gottlieb designed and supervised the fabrication of a thirty-five foot wide, four-story high stained glass façade for a synagogue; Louise Nevelson sculpted a Holocaust memorial; and Philip Pearlstein painted a version of Moses with the Tablets of the Law early in his career. Covering painters, sculptors, printmakers, and photographers, as well as artists who engage in newer forms of visual expression such as video, conceptual, and performance art, the book is in part intended to stimulate further scholarship on these artists. When appropriate, entries reveal the influence of the Jewish American encounter on the artists' work along with other factors such as gender and the immigrant experience. In many cases, the artists' own words are employed to flesh out perspectives on their art as well as on their Jewish identity. To that end, the volume contains excerpts from recent interviews conducted by the author with some of the artists, including Judy Chicago, Audrey Flack, Jack Levine, and Sol LeWitt. Illustrations accompanying each artist's entry, some in color, aid this invaluable look at Jewish American art
Print Book, English, 2007
Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn., 2007
xviii, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
9780313336379, 0313336377
A brief history of Jewish American art
Eleanor Antin
Ida Applebroog
Diane Arbus
David Aronson
Shimon Attie
Richard Avedon
Saul Baizerman
Will Barnet
Leonard Baskin
Theresa Bernstein
Albert Bloch
Hyman Bloom
Peter Blume
Ilya Bolotowsky
Jonathan Borofsky
Alice Lok Cahana
Solomon Nunes Carvalho
Judy Chicago
Minna Citron
Jo Davidson
Jim Dine
Alfred Eisenstaedt
Jacob Epstein
Philip Evergood
Moses Jacob Ezekiel
Herbert Ferber
Audrey Flack
Robert Frank
Helen Frankenthaler
Lee Friedlander
Ruth Gikow
Leon Golub
Adolph Gottlieb
William Gropper
Chaim Gross
Philip Guston
Eva Hesse
Tobi Kahn
Jacob Kainen
Alex Katz
R.B. Kitaj
Lee Krasner
Leon Kroll
Barbara Kruger
Ibram Lassaw
Jack Levine
Sol LeWitt
Roy Lichtenstein
Seymour Lipton
Morris Louis
Louis Lozowick
William Meyerowitz
Henry Mosler
Elie Nadelman
Louise Nevelson
Arnold Newman
Barnett Newman
Jules Olitski
Philip Pearlstein
Irving Penn
Archie Rand
Abraham Rattner
Larry Rivers
Mark Rothko
Miriam Schapiro
George Segal
Richard Serra
Ben Shahn
Mitchell Siporin
Aaron Siskind
Moses Soyer
Raphael Soyer
Nancy Spero
Harry Sternberg
Maurice Sterne
Florine Stettheimer
Alfred Stieglitz
Paul Strand
Jennings Tofel
Abraham Walkowitz
Max Weber
Weegee (Arthur Fellig)
Garry Winogrand
William Zorach