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Jewish Artists in Cracow 1873-1939
June 25, 2008   
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An exhibition entitled Jewish Artists in Cracow 1873-1939 has opened in the city's Kazimierz district. The exhibition includes works from private collections and 26 Polish museums. It represents a wide cross-section of works by Jewish artists associated with Cracow, either because they were born there, studied in city's Academy of Fine Arts, or later held exhibitions in the city.

The new exhibition includes 150 of the most representative works of art by 50 painters, graphic artists and sculptors. The works are diverse, representing almost all styles and trends in Polish and European art during the period.

The first part of the exhibition includes works by Jan Matejko's favorite student, Maurycy Gottlieb . The next part shows off work by the most talented Jewish artist from the turn of the 20th century, Samuel Hirszenberg, and pieces by painters associated with him, including Abraham Neuman, Leopold Gottlieb (Maurycy's brother), Jerzy Merkel, and sculptors Henryk Hochman and Henryk Kuna.

Works by such artists as Henryk Gotlib, Zygmunt Menkes, Norbert Nadel, Samuel Cygler, Norbert Strassberg, Artur Markowicz and Leon Lewkowicz illustrate the large and dynamic Jewish artistic community in the city during the 1930s.

A separate part of the exhibition has been dedicated to those Jewish artists who took part in the most important artistic events organized in Cracow during that period. It includes works by Jewish members of the Sztuka Polish Artists' Society, including formists H. Gotlib and Szymon Müller, and capists Artur Nacht-Samborski and Dorota Berlinerblau-Seydenmann.

Until Oct. 31
Historical Museum of the City of Cracow
Old Synagogue Division, 24 Szeroka St.; Cracow
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