Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies are pleased to present an exhibit of works by Russian Jewish artist Felix Lembersky (b. Lublin, Poland, 1913; d. Leningrad, 1970), whose art takes the viewer on a journey through the Jewish experience in the Soviet Union. His canvases capture a complex world where life, faith, and the creative spirit persevere amid war and state-sponsored terror. Educated under both the Soviet avant-garde and the formative years of Socialist Realism, Lembersky realigned realist and modernist forms to create emotionally charged and thought-provoking imagery that served as a viable alternative to state-mandated art.
This exhibition is organized by the Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, curated by Molly Dubin, Jewish Museum Milwaukee and Joel Berkowitz, Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Stahl Center. It is co-sponsored by the Art History and History Departments of UWM, the Women's Club of Wisconsin, the Uniterra Foundation and is part of the Peck School Year of the Arts 2013 celebration, and the Stahl Center's Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project.
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