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From the Publisher"[A] handsomely produced and clearly written work."
— American Historical Review
"A highly commendable book that should be appreciated by anyone interested in American Jews, or the problems of expressing Jewish . . . identity in art."
— Studies in Contemporary Jewry
This is the first critical study of artist Raphael Soyer (1899-1987), who was known especially for his representations of everyday life in New York City, Baskind argues that Soyer was greatly influenced by the Jewish-American immigrant experience, and she offers new strategies for identifying and interpreting modern Jewish art in general.