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Holding on to the thread of history

— December 2015

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Cover of Jewish Artists and the Bible in Twentieth-Century America by Samantha Baskind

How did Jewish immigrant artists explore the bible in their work in the early 20th century?

Jewish Artists and The Bible in Twentieth-Century America by Samantha Baskind

In this beautifully written and well-illustrated work, Samantha Baskind focuses on an area previously unexplored, in the art of five American Jewish artists, all children of the ‘new immigration’ of 1880 to 1920. She asks: cut off from your European roots by being children of immigrants and thus without distinct memories of a Jewish homeland as an anchor, how have you managed...

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