J. D. Kirszenbaum (1900-1954): The Lost Generation - La generation perdue

J. D. Kirszenbaum (1900-1954): The Lost Generation - La generation perdue

by Nathan Diament, Caroline Goldberg Igra, Nadine Nieszawer
     
 

A testament to an entire generation of Eastern European Jewry, J. D. Kirszenbaum's artistic œuvre is showcased in this photographic and biographic reference. His peregrinations, prompted by the need to escape the oppression of his native Poland, led to a formal artistic education at the Bauhaus in Weimar, his eventual integration into the Berlin gallery scene,

Overview

A testament to an entire generation of Eastern European Jewry, J. D. Kirszenbaum's artistic œuvre is showcased in this photographic and biographic reference. His peregrinations, prompted by the need to escape the oppression of his native Poland, led to a formal artistic education at the Bauhaus in Weimar, his eventual integration into the Berlin gallery scene, and the all-significant association with the School of Paris. The perpetual need to flee Nazi repression resulted in his significant part among those itinerant artists who—seeking refuge, education, personal stability and a sustainable future—developed an art redolent of nostalgia and loss. Presented in this beautiful collection, Kirszenbaum’s work documents both the lives left behind in the shtetls and ghettos of Europe and the perpetual wandering of those searching for a better future, providing extraordinary insight about the collective experience of a generation now lost.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782757206065
Publisher:
Somogy Art Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

David Baron de Rothschild is a banker and chairman of Rothschild Continuation Holdings, a Swiss holding. He was formerly a chairman of De Beers. Nathan Diament is a Holocaust survivor and a member of the Commission for the Recognition of Righteous Among the Nations. Dr. Caroline Goldberg Igra is an art historian and educational consultant. She lives in New York City. Nadine Nieszawer is a member of the French Union of Experts and is a special expert on the School of Paris (1905–1939). She is the author of Jewish Painters in Paris 1905–1939.

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