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Jewish Painter Wins First Prize in Boston Art Week

Jacob Binder, prominent Boston artist, was declared the winner of the cooperative art show held March 2 to 15 at the Jordan Marsh Co.’s store in connection with Boston Art Week. Mr. Binder won the $250 prize for his painting “The Scribe.” It is of interest that Mr. Binder consented to exhibit his work only with reluctance and after the urgent request of James Fairclough, merchandise manager of Jordans, who was chairman of the Boston Chamber of Commerce Art Week.

The prize-winning picture was painted in 1925. It depicts a rabbi writing on a parchment scroll passages from the Old Testament. In 1928 Mr. Binder’s work hung in the Pennsylvania Academy and at other times was on display in the St. Louis City Museum and the Copley Galleries.

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