Jewish Painters of Montreal: Witnesses of Their Time, 1930-1948

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Jewish Painters of Montreal: Witnesses of Their Time, 1930-1948
Abstract
An examination of the transformation of Montreal's art scene and the development of modern art in the city, as exemplified by Ashkenazi Jewish painters. These painters, largely identified with Montreal's anglophone community, included such artists as Jack Beder, Alexander Bercovitch, Eric Goldberg and Louis Muhlstock, among others. The author points out that Jewish Montreal painters of the 1930s and 1940s were unique witnesses of their time. They depicted the city in which they lived, the lives of the working classes, but also the misery engendered by the Depression of the 1930s. Several also represented the conflicts with the rise of fascism and the Second World War. The author also points out that these artists explored the various facets of the contemporary human figure as part of a new understanding of modernity within the Canadian artistic scene.
Place
Montréal
Publisher
Les Éditions de l'Homme
Date
2008
Language
en
Citation
Trépanier, Esther. Jewish Painters of Montreal: Witnesses of Their Time, 1930-1948. Translated by Judith Terry. Montréal: Les Éditions de l’Homme, 2008.
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