The Eye of the Collector: The Jewish Vision of Sigmund R. Balka
by Rosensaft, Jean Bloch (editor)
New York: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, 2006. Hardcover. VG- (Front board is slightly bowed; page edges are tanning; text and illus. are clear; includes HANDWRITTEN LETTER to American artist Will Barnet.). Black & illus. boards, 220 pp., color & BW illus. Issued in conjunction with a 2006-2007 exhibition. "The Sigmund R. Balka Collection encompasses the expression of European and American artists of the 19th and 20th century as they encountered the challenges of modernity. Images of traditional study and worship, the Jewish home and neighborhood, and reflections of religious faith mingle with depictions of assimilation and acculturation, the struggle for human rights and social justice, and the tragedy of those who perished in the Holocaust. The full trajectory of Jewish fate and survival are captured among the Collection's paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and Judaica." (foreword) With essays by Jean Bloch Rosensaft, Matthew Baigell, and Laura Kruger. Approaches the collection first in alpha order by artist surname, with a double-paged spread for each artist. The text catalogue listing follows. Includes work by dozens of artists. One is American artist Will Barnet. This copy includes A HANDWRITTEN LETTER to Barnet, letting him know that "Mother and Child" (1930) was among the collection's holdings.
(Inventory #: 153352)
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