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Painting

Amalie Rothschild

A well-known painter and sculptor, Amalie Rothschild discovered her penchant for drawing while still a young child.

Sculptor and performance artist Hannah Wilke is born

March 7, 1940

"My heart is hard to handle, my art is too.” Sculptor Hannah Wilke

“Soak-stain” artist Helen Frankenthaler is born

December 12, 1928

“The only rule is that there are no rules. Anything is possible." - Artist Helen Frankenthaler

Ruth Weisberg

I am particularly nourished by the history of art, the history of the Jewish people, and by the unwritten history of women.

Joan Snyder

The histories of the women in the Bible were nothing if not those of women ferociously pioneering for the rights of females.

Nicole Hollander

It was feminism and humor that made me a cartoonist.

Helène Aylon

You see, I have come to believe The Five Books of Moses are indeed the Five Books of Moses, not the Five Books of G-d.

Birth of Vera Weisbord, Radical

August 19, 1895

Birth of Vera Weisbord, Radical

What am I doing here?

Hazel Karr first contacted JWA because she wanted to add some biographical details to the article in the online Encyclopedia about her grandmother, Esther Kreitman. We struck up a correspondence with her and suggested she write a blog post about the differences between between her mother's artwork and her own.

Hazel Karr comes from a family steeped in art and literature. Her grandmother Esther wrote journal articles, translations, and novels, including the autobiographical  Der Sheydim Tants (Deborah) in 1946. Esther’s brothers were Issac Bashevis Singer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978, and Israel Joshua Singer, who wrote extensively in Yiddish. Esther’s son Maurice Carr had a long career in journalism in Paris and Israel; his wife was Hazel’s mother Lola; the daughter of another Yiddish writer (A.M. Fuchs), she painted throughout her life.

In this post, Hazel Karr searches for the meaning in her mother's paintings and in her own.

Sonia Delaunay, prolific artist, dies in Paris at 94

December 5, 1979

Sonia Delaunay (who died on this date in 1979) was in on the birth of several art movements—Dadaism, Surrealism, Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Painting." (Viewed on March 22, 2019) <https://jwa.org/topics/painting>.

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