“TRADITION and REVOLUTION – The Jewish Renaissance in Russian Avant-Garde Art 1912-1928” Edited by Ruth Apter-Gabriel for the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987.
30 years ago the Museum Director Martin Weyl wrote:
“This exhibition and the catalogue unfolds a new chapter in the history of Jewish art. It celebrates and explores the phenomenon of Jewish participation in the Russian Avant-Garde movement at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution.
Through five years of research, persistence and a measure of good fortune, this exhibition of 174 items gradually took shape. The sheer number of works is a clear affirmation of the existence of a Jewish Modernist Art during that turbulent period, and the subjects and content point to the enormous complexity and tensions of Jewish life in Russia at the time”