Yehuda Pen’s portraits of Jewish dignity.
From a title inspired by a Chagall painting to 35 discarded songs, the classic musical has a rich and illuminating history.
An admirer of Marc Chagall and a muse to Bruno Schulz.
What exactly was it that his work captured?
How the artist was influenced by his hometown.
“Above all a Jewish artist.”
Of pogroms and animal carcasses.
A fanciful 13th-century tablet and a current exhibition.
In art and in life.
Even as it features their work.
From embracing Jewish subjects to avoiding them.
It only took Vitebsk, Belarus fifty years.
In best-selling comic books like The Rabbi’s Cat and Klezmer.
Now on public display at the National Gallery: a shimmering, large-scale outdoor mosaic originally created by Marc Chagall as a gift for American friends.