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Painting

Celia Dropkin

Celia Dropkin defied both social and artistic conventions with her sensual, free-verse, Yiddish poetry.

Stella Drabkin

A talented painter and mosaicist who also innovated new methods of printmaking, Stella Drabkin believed the mark of an artist was their ability to work in any medium, guided by the needs of their art. Drabkin worked as a commercial artist before studying at the Philadelphia Graphic Sketch Club, where she created a series of prints in the 1930s called Old Philadelphia, which depicted street scenes in working-class, ethnic neighborhoods.

Lucille Corcos

Lucille Corcos was celebrated as one of the foremost “modern primitivist” painters in America, creating scenes where the outside walls of buildings fell away to reveal the lives of those within.

Katherine M. Cohen

Defying biblical prohibitions against graven images, Katherine M. Cohen created sculptures that explored Jewish themes and earned respect in both American and European circles.

Corinne Chochem

Corinne Chochem helped popularize Israeli folk dance as a choreographer, dance teacher, and the driving force behind albums of folk-dancing music.

Helen Abrahams Blum

Helen Abrahams Blum earned a reputation as a talented painter before discovering a passion for all aspects of theater, from set design to directing.

Theresa Bernstein

An artist whose career spanned ninety years, Theresa Bernstein echoed the philosophy of the Ashcan School with her expressive paintings of daily life in the bustling crowds of New York.

Sarah Bernhardt

Hailed as “the Divine Sarah” and celebrated around the world for her acting talents, Sarah Bernhardt lived as vivid a life as any character she portrayed onstage.

Eugenie Baizerman

Eugenie Silverman Baizerman never sold a painting in her short lifetime, but her paintings have been regularly exhibited and praised in the years since her death.

Hannah Wilke

Hannah Wilke used her art to transform perceptions of the vagina, the nude female form, and her own cancer-ridden body.

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