Judaica Holocaust history art: Chanukah lamp for synagogue, Bohemia, 19th C. / art © A.K. Segan



The artist’s website: www.humanrights-holocaust-art.org
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This video shows art that was designed and made for tolerance education for children, teens, teachers, and adults of all ages.
The video can be viewed by viewers of any age, kids, adolescents, teens, young adults and adults of all ages.
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A Hanukah lamp for synagogue, mid-19th C., Bohemia / Art © AK Segan
Drawing paper: 21 ¼ inches H x 17
Framed, 36 in H x 28 W
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The drawing was begun Aug. 10th & completed Aug. 15, 2016.
Media: Ink, gouache, colored pencil.
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This is the 2nd drawing (by Segan) inspired by a black & white photo of a mid-19th C. Hanukah lamp for a synagogue in the 1983 book “Precious Legacy – Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections,” edited by David Altshuler, pub. by Summit Books & The Smithsonian’s Traveling Exhibition Services). There were 140,000 Judaic items in the warehouses in Prague at the end of WWII; that the Nazis had stolen from the Jews of Czechoslovakia whom the Austrian and German Nazis murdered.
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The earlier drawing, ca. 2001 or 2002, is in the collection of Abby Gayle Layton, Pacific NW, USA.
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According to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, approximately 263,000 Czech Jews were murdered by the German & Austrian Nazis during WWII.
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Also see:
UTW 42: Shoah Dreams, portrait of Tomas Kulka, a Jewish boy from Czechoslovakia, seen upper left in the multi-image drawing
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UTW 44: Kamil Hahn of Telc, Czechoslovakia
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UTW 51: Sorrows of Love (Robert Desnos, a French Jew and surrealist poet
murdered at the Terezin concentration-death camp, 1945);
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UTW 52: Czech Jewish composer Erwin Schulhoff.
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Prague Torah Crown drawing, which was also inspired by a photo in The Precious Legacy book.
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Seattle based artist & tolerance educator Akiva Kenny Segan, M.F.A., is best
known as the creator of the Under the Wings (Holocaust) and the Sight-seeing with Dignity (human rights) art series.
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He presents exhibits, classes and Drawing for Healing workshops with audiences ages 5 to 100+ in schools, colleges, houses of worship, prisons,
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With exhibits, power-point classes and his Drawing-for-Healing workshop, he guest facilitates tolerance education with art in art museums/galleries, schools, colleges/universities, community centers and other venues in the U.S. and other countries. He has guest taught throughout the U.S., in Britain and Israel.
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His artworks are in numerous art gallery & art museum, corporate, institutional, library, college-university collections in Austria, Canada, France, Hungary, Israel, Scotland & the United States.
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Art © A.K. Segan

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