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Jewish Melody. 1920s


Itkind Isaac. Jewish Melody. 1920s Isaac Itkind. Jewish Melody. 1920s. (1)

Itkind Isaac,
Wood
41 х 22 х 21

State Russian Museum

Annotation

A naturally gifted Jewish sculptor, who received a professional education, Isaac Itkind worked primarily in wood and, aside from a few rare exceptions, with a group of specific Jewish themes. He considered it one of his principal artistic tasks to illustrate in physical form the national essence and spirit of the Jewish people.

Author's Biography

Itkind Isaac

Itkind, Isaac Yakovlevich (1871, Dikarka, Vilna Province — 1969, Alma-Ata)

Isaac Itkind studied in Vilna from 1910, then at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in 1912. His sculptures were shown in exhibitions from 1910 onwards, including at the Jewish Society for the Encouragement of Artists, World of Art and others. Persecuted for political reasons during the Great Purge, he was later rehabilitatedand moved to the city of Alma-Ata.


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