Johann Fuhrmann. Vitebsk in den Gravueren S.B. Judowins.

AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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Lot 244

Johann Fuhrmann. Vitebsk in den Gravueren S.B. Judowins.

Reproducing numerous woodcut illustrations by Yudovin. Text in Ukrainian and German. Limited edition. pp. (48). Browned. Loose in original pictorial wrappers. Sm. 4to.


Est: $1,000 - $1,500
Born in the illustrious city of Vitebsk, Solomon Yudovin (1892-1954) studied art under the great Yehudah Pen. Yudovin accompanied his uncle, S. An-sky, during the course of the later’s two-year ethnographic expedition through the Jewish Pale of Settlement. Unlike his contemporaries Marc Chagall and Eli Lissitzky, Yudovin rejected Modernism and depicted both traditional Jewish and Socialist themes by way of his skillful wood engravings. See The Israel Museum Catalogue, The Jewish Art of Solomon Yudovin (1991).