color lithograph with scene of two animals, a goat on the right and a lion on the left, standing on their hind legs; two birds below lion and goat with text in between; gold scrolling designs dispersed throughout scene with orange, black, and white gradated shading

© Anatoli Luovitch Kaplan

Title page from "The Little Goat", 1957-1958

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The prints of Russian artist Anatoli Kaplan bring to life the lost world of the Jewish shtetl (small village) in the Russian Empire before the Holocaust. Kaplan focused on the subject in his art despite religious repression in the Soviet Union, and following World War II, this became an even more central subject for the artist, as Jewish life and culture in Russia had been destroyed by the end of war. His celebrated series of lithographs Tevia the Milkman illustrates stories of the Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem (1859–1916), whose 1894 book became well known through many theater productions in Europe and New York before becoming the basis for the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof in 1964.

Details
Title
Title page from "The Little Goat"
Artist Life
1902–1980
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2017.124.10
Provenance
Art market, London ('Grosvenor Gallery) or Germany, to Karlen; Charlotte and Markle Karlen, St. Louis Park, Minn. (from '1966; sold to Dworsky); Shirley Dworsky, St. Paul, Minn. (until d. 2004); bequeathed to daughter, Shosh Susan Dworsky, St. Paul (2004-2017)
Catalogue Raisonne
Lipovich and Solonovick 1995, no. 186
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color lithograph with scene of two animals, a goat on the right and a lion on the left, standing on their hind legs; two birds below lion and goat with text in between; gold scrolling designs dispersed throughout scene with orange, black, and white gradated shading

© Anatoli Luovitch Kaplan

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