Beth Haber

Beth K. Haber is an artist and writer whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Israel. She is the author of Drawing on the Bible—Biblical Women in Art. Haber has worked as an adjunct professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz and as a critic in residence at the Women’s Studio Workshop. She has lectured, taught, and curated museum exhibits on women and art.

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Dorothea Litzinger

An artist best known for her paintings of flowers, Dorothea Litzinger also painted landscapes, decorative screens, and panels. It is not apparent that her work reflected any connection with her Jewish background: Her choice of subject matter was completely in concert with acceptable norms for upper-class women who painted. In her art and social milieu, Litzinger appears to have lived a highly assimilated life. In the artist’s file at the New York Public Library there is an invitation, dated March 1923, from Messrs. Kennedy and Company at 693 Fifth Avenue to a “special Easter Exhibition of decorative flower and landscape paintings by Dorothea Litzinger.” She was also involved in civic and community issues, and served as chair of the executive committee of the Beekman Hill Association. In that capacity, she was credited with organizing neighborhood children in a campaign for “sanitary streets.”

Stella Drabkin

In her 1938 self-portrait, Stella Drabkin depicts herself with extraordinarily large eyes, widened to take in the world. Some thirty years later, in a haiku to accompany the multitype Birds of Prey, she wrote, “The eye of the eagle sees what you do not … aware as the artist.” The application of the artist’s eye was the constant in Stella Drabkin’s varied undertakings as painter, printmaker, mosaicist, and author.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Beth Haber." (Viewed on September 22, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/haber-beth>.

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