Ars Judaica: The Bar Ilan Journal of Jewish Art

Jews in American Art: Social Concern vs. Anti-Semitism

Ars Judaica: The Bar Ilan Journal of Jewish Art (2018), 14, (1), 141–145.


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Jews in American Art: Social Concern vs. Anti-Semitism Matthew Baigell, Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American Art 1880–1940 (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2015), xiv + 262 pp., 61 black and white illustrations ISBN 9780815633969 (hardcover) Matthew Baigell, The Implacable Urge to Defame: Cartoon Jews in the American Press, 1877–1935 (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2017), xv + 213 pp., 67 black and white illustrations, ISBN 9780815634966 (hardcover) Ziva Amishai-Maisels A r s 2 0 1 8 War II, using cartoons as visual editorials which influenced a large public. In Social Concern, Baigell attributes the approach of the many American Jewish socialist and radical artists to their religious background, with its vision of social justice, J u d a i c a Matthew Baigell, a prolific writer on American art in general and American Jewish art in particular, sees these two books as complementing one another by contrasting the attitudes of Jewish and mainstream American artists to the Jewish presence in the United States before World 141

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Amishai-Maisels, Ziva