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Art

Jean Rosenthal

Jean Rosenthal was a pioneer in theater lighting design. “Light is quite tactile to me. It has shape and dimension.” Inspired by the paintings of Rembrandt and Monet, Rosenthal mastered the technical and poetic aspects of stage lighting.

Colette Roberts

Colette Jacqueline (Levy Rothschild) Roberts devoted her life to increasing people’s understanding and appreciation of modern art.

Photography in Palestine and Israel: 1900-Present Day

Photography was the primary method used to document the Zionist enterprise in Palestine and photographers assumed the responsibility of creating and expressing its history.

Fayga Ostrower

An engraver, designer and teacher, Fayga Perla Ostrower was born in Łódź, Poland, on September 14, 1920, the eldest daughter of Frimeta (1892–1940) and Ephraim (1895–1966) Krakowski.

New Zealand: Modern (Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries)

Jews in New Zealand have always been a tiny minority, and while their actual numbers grew in the last years of the nineteenth century, particularly through migration from South Africa and the countries of the former Soviet bloc, their percentage in the total population steadily shrinks.

Lillian Nassau

Lillian Nassau, the doyenne of New York City antiques dealers, was instrumental in the revival of international interest in the lamps and metalwork created by Louis Comfort Tiffany at the turn of the century.

Tanya Moiseiwitsch

Regarded as one of the foremost designers in twentieth century theater, Tanya Moiseiwitsch was an innovative designer of costumes, sets and stages, responsible for the look of over two hundred productions in England, Canada and the United States, and one of the few women to make an impact in the overwhelmingly male-dominated world of stage design.

Linda Rosenberg Miller

Linda Rosenberg Miller was a patron of the arts and Jewish scholarship. She became a serious collector, purchasing works by Cézanne, Derain, and Matisse.

Ellen Lehman Mccluskey

Ellen Lehman McCluskey, a firm believer that quality design is a result of close communication between architect and interior designer, built her own design firm into a business with national, international, and professional respect.

Etta Wedell Mastbaum

Etta Wedell Mastbaum was the scion of a prominent nineteenth- and twentieth-century Philadelphia family. A philanthropist, department store executive, art collector, and director of a national chain of motion picture theaters, Mastbaum donated a collection of Rodin sculptures and ephemera to the city of Philadelphia.

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