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By Matthew Baigell

During this first book-length learn of Jewish artwork in the US, Matthew Baigell explores works from the early settlers of the USA to the current. It concentrates on exploring and studying Jewish subject material hired via artists as they illustrated points in their spiritual and ethnic historical past and as they spoke back to significant occasions over the a long time, together with the nice Migration, the nice melancholy, the Holocaust, and the founding of the country of Israel, in addition to the dispersal of Jewish artists round the kingdom and the increase of feminism and spiritualism within the late-twentieth century. topics contain style scenes of 'the Jewish street,' spiritual and non secular issues 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 usually requested questions: Is there a Jewish artwork? and, Is there a unmarried Jewish adventure?

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