Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme
19 May → 10 Oct 2021
From Wed to Fri from 11 am to 6 pm. Sat & Sun from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Tue.
Echoing the exhibition "Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine... Paris for School, 1905-1940" which is being held at the mahJ at the same time, this tribute to Hersh Fenster is also proof of the existence of Jewish artists who have suddenly passed away. Some are well known to the general public, such as Chaïm Soutine and Otto Freundlich; others are less well known, such as Étienne Farkas and Jacob Macznik. Hersh Fenster's book is a collection of photographs and archives of all kinds about these martyred artists. Written in Yiddish and with a preface by Marc Chagall, it is a "book of remembrance", both a powerful historical testimony and an unprecedented work of art history. On the occasion of this exhibition, the mahJ has published its complete translation. Discover talented artists who have remained in the shadows, some for far too long.