On the Jewish Fields of Ukraina

AUCTION 4 | Tuesday, March 03rd, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 208

On the Jewish Fields of Ukraina

ONE OF ONLY 300 NUMBERED COPIES PRINTED ON JAPON PAPER. 21 reproductions of drawings and paintings Later library boards with original printed pictorial wrappers bound in. Folio

Paris: 1926

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
Ryback had once described the “national element” of the Jewish artist as preferring deep, dark tones; “Whenever color is bright the Jewish artist turns it down.” Following his sojourn among the Jewish Kolkozes, Ryback found the means to reverse his theories (viz. introduction): “To me, who grew up in the Pale amid the wan, worn out faces; the healthy, sunburnt, wind beaten men and women were a perfect joy, and indeed revealed to me new colors.”