Isaac Bashevis Singer and his Artists, 2012
Brechner Gallery

Isaac Bashevis Singer and his Artists

BRECHNER GALLERY
Irene Leiblich, "Partisans"

EXHIBIT
Winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize for Literature, Isaac Bashevis Singer's prolific legacy of books and stories are a pillar in the canon of Yiddish and Jewish literature. Of his many books and stories, 32 have been illustrated. The visual interpretations given to his work by various artists reveal a fascinating variety of approaches, matching the author's own varying themes and moods. This unique exhibit features more than 80 paintings drawings and photographs created by 17 different artists for Singer's books and stories. Exhibited artists include Larry Rivers, Maurice Sendak, Raphael Soyer, Roman Vishniac, William Pene Du Bois, Ira Moskowitz, Eric Carle, Leonard Everrett Fisher, Antonio Frasconi, Irene Lieblich and Margot Zemach.

On loan from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York.

Isaac Bashevis Singer and his Artists is on display in the Yiddish Book Center's Brechner Gallery October 16, 2011 - February 22, 2012.

Irene Leiblich, "Partisans," from Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Power of Light Eight Stories for Hanukkah
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1980

Start Date: Monday, February 20, 2012
End Date:   Friday, February 24, 2012

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