In this first book-length study of Jewish art in America, Matthew Baigell explores works from the early settlers of America to the present. It is a narrative history of the Jewish experience in American art as seen through the works of many different artists. Its main focus is the examination of Jewish subject matter employed by artists, their responses to their religious and ethnic heritage as well as to significant events of the time.
Matthew Baigell is professor emeritus of art history at Rutgers University.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Until 1920, Preliminaries and Beginnings Chapter 4 The 1920s, Settling In Chapter 5 The 1930s, Social Issues Chapter 6 The 1940s, The Holocaust Years and After Chapter 7 The 1950s and After, The Older Generation Chapter 8 The 1950s and After, The Younger Generation Chapter 9 The 1970s and After, Representative Figures Chapter 10 The 1970s and After, Later Holocaust Responses Chapter 11 The 1970s and After, Spiritualism Chapter 12 The 1970s and After, Feminism Chapter 13 Conclusion Chapter 14 Works Cited Chapter 15 Index