Once Upon a Time in Lithuania- Naomi Alexander #lithuania


Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

JGSGB member Naomi Alexander has produced a book : "Once Upon A Time in
LITHUANIA". Sketches and paintings. There is also an exhibition that
will show old Jewish homes and synagogues of LITHUANIA.
The exhibition to be held at the London Jewish Cultural Center, >from the
11 of May to the 6th of July. (Note this is London, United Kingdom!).
Opening times: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 11 - 4 pm, Wednesday
closed, 11 to 3 pm Friday.

Private view Thursday the 11 May 5:30 - 7:30 pm. To be opened by Sir
Sigmund Sternberg in the presence of Anthony Green RA.

The book "Once Upon A Time in LITHUANIA" published by David Paul will be
on sale though the exhibition.
Once Upon a Time in Lithuania. Naomi Alexander, May 2006, Paperback (160
pages) , ISBN 0954848217. London: Papadakis publishers
http://tinyurl.com/kjbxw for full details and orders.

Throughout her career Naomi Alexander has worked as a figurative artist.
she was invited by the Europas Parkas Museum in Vilnius to be their
first painter in residence and decided to draw Jewish culture as her
family roots go back to 18th century Lithuania. She draws what she sees:
the vast forests and their dark secrets, the poor people that now live
in the homes where Jews once lived, dilapidated buildings, synagogues
and cemeteries, and the churches that still loom over the old Jewish
areas. Additional information and quirky captions give a sense of the
present day struggles of Lithuania’s small Jewish community.
the book has introductory articles by John Russell Taylor, The Times art
critic, and by Prof. Aubrey Newman, Emeritus Professor of History,
University of Leicester.

Amongst collections that have Naomi’s paintings are the Duke of
Devonshire’s at Chatsworth, also the Sultan of Oman’s. She exhibits
regularly at the Royal Academy, the New English Art Club and the Mall
Galleries. The Victoria and Albert Museum has three of her paintings and
several of the Lithuania paintings are in the Europas Parkas Museum
collection in Vilnius. She is a member of the Royal Institute of Oil
Painters. She is also an experienced Old Master picture restorer.
London Jewish Cultural Centre
Ivy house, 94 - 96 North End Road, NW11
tel: 0208 457 5000

Saul Issroff

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