By Matthew Baigell

During this first book-length examine 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 subject material hired by way of artists as they illustrated elements in their spiritual and ethnic background and as they answered to significant occasions over the many years, together with the nice Migration, the good melancholy, the Holocaust, and the founding of the country of Israel, in addition to the dispersal of Jewish artists round the state and the increase of feminism and spiritualism within the late-twentieth century. matters comprise style scenes of 'the Jewish street,' spiritual and non secular subject matters derived from the Bible and the Kabbalah, and pictures that list the artists' participation in and witnessing of significant occasions of their lifetimes. the writer additionally considers the customarily requested questions: Is there a Jewish paintings? and, Is there a unmarried Jewish event?

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