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Susan Chevlowe

Susan Chevlowe is an adjunct assistant professor in the Program in Jewish Art and Visual Culture at the Graduate School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York. A former associate curator at The Jewish Museum, New York, she has organized numerous exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. Her recent publications include The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography (2005) and Common Man, Mythic Vision: The Paintings of Ben Shahn (1998), both of which accompanied exhibitions at the Museum. Chevlowe holds a Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. In 1992 she won the National Jewish Book Award for Painting a Place in America: Jewish Artists in New York, 1900-1945 (1991), co-edited with Norman L. Kleeblatt. The catalogue, for an exhibition held in 1991 at the Jewish Museum, also won New York State’s Henry Allen Moe Prize.

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Ruth Gikow

Ruth Gikow’s figurative paintings and murals offered her a means to comment on society and urban life. She worked on commissions for public spaces in New York, and in the 1960s and 1970s she created political works, depicting scenes from the civil rights and anti-war movements. Gikow’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, among others.

Eugenie Baizerman

Artist Eugenie Baizerman rarely exhibited her work and never sold a painting during her lifetime. According to her husband, sculptor Saul Baizerman, although she sought a quiet life to focus on her work, she nevertheless experienced an inner turmoil that manifested itself in the free, expressionistic colors of her canvases.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Susan Chevlowe." (Viewed on February 4, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/chevlowe-susan>.

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