woodcut; black pigment on white paper; image of three emaciated figures piled onto a cart, rendered in thick, blocky linear patterns; figure on right draped over edge of cart, arms extended overhead, legs splayed in ULQ, facing upwards; center figure bend forward over cart, facing inwards; third figure in center left facing upwards, body obscured by other figures; cart wheel in LLQ

Copyright © 2019 Marius Sznajderman

The Cart, 1959

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Gift of Dr. Sheldon and Pneena Pearl Shepsexpand_more  2018.125.1

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In 1959, Marius Sznajderman set to work on a series of prints that he exhibited as “Revolt of the Warsaw Ghetto” in 1961. He later came to refer to the same prints as the Concentration Camp series. This harrowing image was the brochure image for the exhibition, held at the Hackensack, New Jersey, YMHA [Young Men’s Hebrew Association]. The Warsaw Ghetto Revolt, often called the Uprising, occurred in 1943 in German-occupied Poland during World War II. After the summer of 1942, when more a quarter of a million Jews were taken from the ghetto and murdered at the Treblinka extermination camp, groups of survivors within the ghetto began to build bunkers and smuggle in weapons. The uprising began April 19. The German response was to burn the ghetto, resulting in the death of 13,000 Jews.

Details
Title
The Cart
Artist Life
born 1926
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.125.1
Provenance
The artist; to Pearl and Sheldon Sheps, Rochester, Minn. & Minneapolis, c. 1960s; given to MIA, 2018.
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woodcut; black pigment on white paper; image of three emaciated figures piled onto a cart, rendered in thick, blocky linear patterns; figure on right draped over edge of cart, arms extended overhead, legs splayed in ULQ, facing upwards; center figure bend forward over cart, facing inwards; third figure in center left facing upwards, body obscured by other figures; cart wheel in LLQ

Copyright © 2019 Marius Sznajderman

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