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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

Features thousands of biographic and thematic essays on Jewish women around the world. Learn more

Hillel (Grigorij) Kazovsky

Hillel (Grigorij) Kazovsky is a Ph.D. candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a lecturer at the Center of the Studies of Jewish Civilization in Moscow. He received his M.A. from Moscow State University and was one of the founders of the Jewish Historical Society in Moscow. He is the author of The Artists from Vitebsk (1992) and of The Artists of Kultur Lige (2003).

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Sarah Shor

Sarah Shor, a painter, graphic artist, and theater designer, belonged to the modern Jewish cultural and literary circles of twentieth-century Russia and Ukraine. The notion of creating “modern Jewish art” influenced Shor’s artistic evolution, and works on Jewish motifs occupy a significant place in her oeuvre. 

Elena Kabischer-Jakerson

Elena Kabischer was a talented graphic artist, painter, and sculptor in the early twentieth century. She captured the Jewish shtetls under Soviet rule in her paintings, using a Cézannist grasp of form and perception of color.

Artists: Russia and the Soviet Union

Jewish women participated in the artistic life of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union for over a hundred years. Jewish women artists worked in all styles, from the routine academic to the extreme avant-garde. There were also well-known art patrons, gallery owners, art historians, and art critics.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Hillel (Grigorij) Kazovsky." (Viewed on April 2, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/kazovsky-hillel>.


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