black and white image of a portrait of a boy with long curls on both sides of face; holds an open book at bottom left; darkened window on right

© Estate of Naomi Schindler

Boy Reading, 2nd half of the 20th century

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Gift of Dr. Sheldon and Pneena Pearl Shepsexpand_more  2018.125.5

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This studious young man wears a yarmulke and his hair descends from his temples in sidelocks, called payot. For some Orthodox Jews, this practice is an observance of a biblical injunction against shaving the “Corners” or “edges” of one’s head. Known primarily as a sculptor, Israeli artist Noemi (Naomi) Schindler was also an accomplished printmaker, working mostly with woodcut. She immigrated to Israel from Berlin in 1936 and moved to Paris in 1965, where she continued her studies, and remained for the rest of her life.

Details
Title
Boy Reading
Artist Life
Israeli (born Germany, active France), 1919–1991
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.125.5
Provenance
The artist; to Pearl and Sheldon Sheps (Rochester, Minn. & Minneapolis), c. 1960s; given to MIA, 2018.
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black and white image of a portrait of a boy with long curls on both sides of face; holds an open book at bottom left; darkened window on right

© Estate of Naomi Schindler

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