JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Once Upon A Time in Lithuania; Book and Exhibition by Naomi Alexander #general


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 Centre, >from the
11 May to the 6th 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.

Naomi Alexander is a figurative artist and was invited by the Europas Parkas
Museum (Vilnius) to be their first painter in residence. Her decision to
portray Jewish culture was based on family roots going back to Lithuania
(18th century).
Naomi portrays the forests, the poor people now living in homes previously owned
by Jews villages with churches, dilapidated buildings, defunct synagogues,
cemeteries, and old Jewish areas. There is additional information about the
contemporary struggles of Lithuanian Jewry

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 those of the Duke of
Devonshire’s at Chatsworth, also the Sultan of Oman’s. She is a regular exhibitor
at the Royal Academy, the New English Art Club and the Mall
Galleries. Three of her paintings are in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Some Lithuania paintings are in the Europas Parkas Museum collection in Vilnius.
A member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, she is also an experienced Old
Master picture restorer.

Note: The London Jewish Cultural Centre is located at Ivy house, 94 - 96 North
End Road, NW11. tel: 0208 457 5000

Saul Issroff

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