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Ukrainian exhibit dedicated to painter Stern

An art exhibition dedicated to the Jewish painter Jonasz Stern opened in Western Ukraine.

“Returning to Ukraine: View of Silence,” which opened last week in the Lvov National Museum, presents Stern’s works devoted to the Holocaust and the liquidation of the Lvov Ghetto.

The exhibition also includes the screening of a film about Stern’s life and works by filmmaker Rishard Nakonechny.

Along with the Lvov museum, the exhibit was organized by two Polish museums, the Sopot State Gallery of Art and the Poznan Pekari Gallery.

Stern, who died in 1988 at the age of 84, is considered among the more colorful artists and teachers from the Academy of Arts in Krakow.

He was a prisoner of the Lvov Ghetto, but escaped and moved to Budapest and then Poland. Many of his works are devoted to the Holocaust, including the Yanovsky camp and ghetto. Stern painted mainly in the post-surrealism and abstract art styles.

 

 

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