Jewish Artists of the School of Paris 1905-1939 - Nadine Nieszawer and Déborah Princ
Between 1905 and 1939, Paris, capital of the art world, attracted artists from all over the world. From this period of intense artistic activity, a term has survived: the School of Paris, which covers a great diversity of artistic expression. In this melting pot centered on Montparnasse, one group set itself apart: the Jewish artists who came from Russia, Poland, and across Central Europe. Although their styles varied, a common fate united them: they had fled the anti-Semitic persecutions in their home countries.
Some, such as Soutine, Lipchitz, and Chagall, became famous in the 1920s. Others would not have the time or the luck to gain renown. Close to half of these artists died in Nazi concentration camps.
This illustrated dictionary pays homage to their rich creative talents. It gathers 178 artists, both painters and sculptors, of the School of Paris, presenting their life and work through testimonies and often previously unpublished documents.
Trilingual (French, English, Russian)
Prefaces by Claude Lanzmann and Marceline Loridans Ivens
This book is published thanks to the financial support of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah.