"El Lissitsky": Artist, Architect, Revolutionary (1875-1943)
Ian Ferguson will explore the life and extraordinarily varied oeuvre, of the Russian avant garde artist El Lissitsky. In addition to official work alongside such artists as Chagall, her served as an important bridge between Soviet artists and their counterparts at the Bauhaus and the West. His art was expressed in architecture, painting, photography, typography, exhibition design, and illustrations of Jewish folklore. El Lissistsky made an enduring contribution to modern art in general. He retained his faith in the Revolution, in radical new art, and his Jewish origins, even as he prepared a last propaganda poster for the war effort against Nazi Germany.
Sponsor: Soloway JCC