Art and Artifacts. Collection.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in art
Jewish folk art
Jewish way of life
Judaism - Liturgical objects
Judaism and art
Poland - Politics and government
Poland - Social life and customs
POLITICS AND POLITICAL PARTIES_
Theater in art
YIVO Institute For Jewish Research (Vilna)
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While the Collection of Art and Artifacts includes works and artifacts from many countries, the art works displayed in this website focus on works relating to and produced in Poland in the period before World War II or on artists who visited Poland or created artworks about themes relating to Polish Jewish life.
The collection of Art and Artifacts consists of original art works, reproductions, and historical artifacts. Included are woodcuts, engravings, linoleum cuts, etchings, silkscreens, lithographs, drawings, paintings, watercolors and mixed media. In addition to fine art works, there are also functional art works, such as theater drawings, costume and stage designs; political cartoons; and Jewish ceremonial art such as mizrahs, ketubot, Torah curtain designs, megilot. Themes include: landscapes and shtetl scenes in Eastern Europe; Jewish holidays; Jewish types; portraits of individuals; Yiddish theater.
Artists whose work includes Polish Jewish themes or are considered Polish Jewish artists, include: Henryk Berlewi, Joseph Budko, J. Foshko, Hirschfang, Leib Kadison, Ephraim Kaganowski, Arthur Kolnik, E.M. Lilien, Marek Szwarc, Shloyme Yudovin.