Israel Tsvaygenbaum is a Russian-born Jewish artist who lives and works in Albany, N.Y. Some of his canvases depict Jewish life and history and Torah themes and stories.
Beth Grossman is a San Francisco-based artist who primarily works in sculptures of wood and metal. Much of her art that involves religious subjects or themes is in the form of vessels or household tools, including The Sabbath Has Kept the Jews and Our Mother Mary Found.
Helene Aylon is a visual, conceptual and performance artist whose work is sometimes focused on what she calls “rescuing G-d.” Her artist’s statement reads, in part, “I realized early in the 90’s that G-D (whatever G-D may be) had to be liberated from patriarchal projections and that I had to deal with my orthodox identity […]
Richard McBee is an artist and writer who writes and lectures frequently and widely about Jewish contemporary art. His own paintings are frequently drawn from Jewish scriptures and include numerous characters from Old Testament stories — Esther, Moses, Sarah, Abraham and many more. He lives in New York. Contact via the form on his website.
Claudia Gould is director of the Jewish Museum in New York City. She has a strong background in contemporary art and her appointment to head the museum in 2011 was a move to emphasize contemporary art and contemporary perspectives on the museum’s collection of Judaica.
Archie Rand is a painter and muralist whose works are in collections at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Much of his work draws on his Jewish background, […]
Renny Pritikin is the curator of the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Contact via Melanie Samay in museum communications.
Claudia Nahson is a curator at the Jewish Museum in New York City, where she specializes in Jewish illustrators. She has curated shows on Ezra Jack Keats, William Steig and Maurice Sendak. Contact via the museum press office.
Mason Klein is a critic, an art historian and a curator at the Jewish Museum in New York City, where he has curated shows on Modigliani and Man Ray. Klein has written about artists Joseph Beuys, Ross Bleckner, Marcel Duchamp, Leon Golub, Ray Johnson, Yves Klein, Nancy Spero, Michael Snow, and Joan Snyder. Contact via the museum’s […]