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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife$
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Michael C. Steinlauf and Antony Polonsky

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774730

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.001.0001

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Malarstwo i rzeźba Żydów polskich w XIXi XXwieku

Malarstwo i rzeźba Żydów polskich w XIXi XXwieku

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Malarstwo i rzeźba Żydów polskich w XIXi XXwieku
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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16
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Jerzy Malinowski

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0035

This chapter focuses on Jerzy Malinowski's Malarstwo i rzeźba Żydów polskich w XIX i XX wieku (The Painting and Sculpture of Polish Jews in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries). Among the men Jerzy Malinowski, an authority on Polish art and Polish Jewish culture, discusses are many unknown or virtually unknown artists. He begins his story in the mid-nineteenth century with the appearance of the first Polish artists of Jewish origin, of whom Aleksander Lesser was the most important. This was an easy decision, but other decisions made by the author are more difficult and more problematic. What exactly does he mean by Polish Jewish artists? More significant is the question of what Malinowski means by ‘Jewish artists’ and ‘Jewish art’. In his very brief introduction, he explains that he has included artists who identified themselves as belonging to the Jewish national camp, and artists who, even if they did not identify themselves in this way, took an active part in Jewish life. Those who qualify on neither of these grounds are branded as ‘assimilationists’ and omitted.

Keywords:   Jerzy Malinowski, Polish art, Polish Jewish culture, Polish artists, Aleksander Lesser, Polish Jewish artists, Jewish artists, Jewish art, Jewish national camp

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